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2008-07-04 12:00:15

By The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 4--BONNERS FERRY -- A thinning project to improve the vigor of old-growth trees on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest can continue after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reversed an earlier court decision halting the work. The project calls for selective logging on nearly 4,000 acres northeast of Bonners Ferry to remove young trees growing underneath large, old trees. In 2003, the Forest Service proposed three timber sales...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

By Michael Milstein, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 20--With millions of acres of overgrown Oregon forests at desperate risk of wildfires, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Thursday advanced an outline of legislation aimed at permanently protecting old-growth trees while also promoting sustainable logging. That combination has long been an elusive Holy Grail of public-land forestry in the Northwest. Intense old-growth logging through the 1980s led to a public and legal backlash that...

2008-06-13 21:00:09

By Andy Mead, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Ky. Jun. 13--CLEMONS FORK -- You can tell something unusual is happening when the constant scream of cicadas is overwhelmed by the drone of heavy equipment: Logging has begun in Robinson Forest. Word that the controversial project was under way brought immediate condemnation Friday from environmentalists, who were caught off guard. Crews began widening an old logging road last week, taking out some trees along the way. An opening was created...

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2008-03-26 01:50:00

In an investigative report published today by Eyes on the Forest, evidence shows that a new logging road in Riau Province -- strongly indicated as illegally built by companies connected to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) -- is cutting into the heart of Sumatra's largest contiguous peatland forest, a rare hydrological ecosystem that acts as one of the planet's biggest carbon stores. The road would allow APP and affiliated companies to restart clearance of natural forest and destruction of deep...

2008-02-20 03:00:34

By Archer, Jessica K Miller, Deborah L; Tanner, George W ARCHER, J. K. (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611), D. L. MILLER (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida West Florida Research and Education Center, 5988 Hwy 90, Bldg 4900, Milton, FL 32583), AND G. W. TANNER (Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611). Changes in understory vegetation and soil...

2007-11-24 06:00:20

By Gilliam, Frank S Despite a growing awareness that the herbaceous layer serves a special role in maintaining the structure and function of forests, this stratum remains an underappreciated aspect of forest ecosystems. In this article I review and synthesize information concerning the herb layer's structure, composition, and dynamics to emphasize its role as an integral component of forest ecosystems. Because species diversity is highest in the herb layer among all forest strata, forest...

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2007-11-01 09:10:00

By Marcus Wohlsen SAN GERONIMO -- When David Milarch first visited Northern California in 1968, he thought he would see avenues of coast redwoods 100 miles long. What he found instead, he said, was a "moonscape." Nearly 40 years later, the Michigan arborist has returned to the region to realize his dream of preserving and restoring the most ancient of these trees using the latest advances in genetic cloning. On a foggy Tuesday in Marin County about 25 miles north of San Francisco, Milarch...

2007-07-27 03:10:00

By Godwin Muhwezi-bonge Soaring demand from Ugandan men seeking to restore their sexual potency is driving a species of tree known as the Omuboro to extinction. "It [the tree] is like a natural Viagra," said Hannington Oryem- Orida, a professor of botany at Makerere University. "Because of its enormous medicinal properties, the tree is being harvested faster than it can reproduce, thus threatening its long-term survival." The "sex tree", or Citropsis articulata, is popular among Ugandans...

2007-06-15 06:15:55

By Griscom, Bronson W Daly, Douglas C; Ashton, Mark S GRISCOM, B. W. (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511), D. C. DALY (The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458), AND M. S. ASHTON (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511). Floristics of bamboo-dominated stands in lowland terra-firma forests of southwestern Amazonia. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 108-125. 2007. -We investigated distinctive aspects of the floristic communities...

2007-04-19 06:00:00

By Abrams, Marc D No species in the eastern United States better exemplifies a ubiquitous yet subordinate tree than does blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica). What enables blackgum to grow nearly everywhere, but almost always at very low densities? It is the longest-lived hardwood species in the eastern United States, with a maximum age that can exceed 650 years. It is inherently slow growing, which most likely explains its great longevity and high shade tolerance; it is also one of the few tree...


Latest Old-growth forest Reference Libraries

Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
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This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.