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2014-02-25 08:27:32

PSAs Encourage Children to Get Outside and Discover the Forest WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to encourage children to spend more time outdoors and reconnect with nature, the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council are joining 20(th) Century Fox to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring scenes and characters from the upcoming animated feature Rio 2. The PSAs are an extension of the U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council's Discover...

2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them. Competition weakens trees, as they contend for soil moisture, nutrients, and sunlight. Competition also increases trees’ risk to bark beetles and diseases, and subsequently leads to a buildup of dead fuels. A recent study, led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, research forester at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, considered if the onset of this risk could be determined. The study, which appears in...

2013-11-15 23:01:26

Based on a new study, the native guava tree in Brazil is not the source of the pathogen that causes eucalypt rust disease. Scientists from Brazil’s Universidade Federal de Viçosa, the U.S. Forest Service and Washington State University are digging deeper to learn more about the invasive pathogen Puccinia psidii, which is not only impacting eucalypt plantations in Brazil and native eucalypts in Australia but other diverse myrtaceous tree species such as allspice, clove and rose apple...


Latest U.S. Forest Service Reference Libraries

Fremont-Winema National Forest
2013-11-27 15:32:16

Fremont-Winema National Forest is a United States National Forest that was created from the 2002 merger of the Fremont and Winema National Forests. They cover territory in southern Oregon from the crest of the Cascades on the west, past the city of Lakeview towards the east. The northern end of the forest is bounded by U.S. Route 97 on the west, and Oregon Route 31 towards the east. Towards the south, the state border with California creates the boundary of the forests. Klamath Falls is the...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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