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Wildfire Sweeps Through 33,000 Acres in California

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 21:06
Nearly 3,000 firefighters were battling to bring the flames under control in mountains north of Los Angeles and the Big Sur area.

Siskiyou County locals write white paper on forest health

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 18:56

Three men from Siskiyou County have come together to express their professional views regarding management practices of Pacific Northwest National Forests that they believe will help to not only sustain a healthy forest but also resist catastrophic fires.

TED Talk: How trees talk to each other

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 18:35
In the summer of 2016, Suzanne Simard presents her TED talk on the hidden communication of trees.

Rushing to stop a fire that never came, Forest Service logged miles of big trees, critical habitat

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 18:10

Big trees that stood for centuries and more than 100 acres of critical habitat for endangered spotted owls were logged by the U.S. Forest Service for an emergency fire line — but the Wolverine Fire never came anywhere near.

US South Stumpage Market Trends: 1H2016 Results and Outlook

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 16:30

The first half of 2016 is now in the books. As we approach the latter half of the summer, it’s a good time to examine how stumpage prices across the US South have performed over the last six months and project how 2H2016 will develop. Pine stumpage prices across the South gained ground during the 1H2016 time period when compared to 2H2015 numbers, while hardwood prices slid. Pine pulpwood and pine chip-n-saw saw prices increased 2.0 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively, while pine sawtimber surged +4.3 percent to $27.03/ton during the first half of this year. Hardwood pulpwood fell, but only slightly (>1 percent) during this six-month period, while hardwood sawtimber tumbled -3.8 percent to $20.75/ton.

REDD in the news: 18 – 24 July 2016

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 15:45
REDD-Monitor’s round-up of the week’s news on forests, climate change, and REDD. For regular updates, visit REDD-Monitor’s “REDD in the news” page, or follow @reddmonitor on Twitter.   18 July 2016 Can we feed the world without cutting forests? It can be done, says U.N. By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters … read more

Changing consumer choice advice a few clicks away

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:59
Cambridge, UK, 25th July 2016—A new Tool to support collaborative efforts in influencing purchasing preferences and buyer behaviour was unveiled today, with the launch of the Wildlife Consumer Behaviour Change Toolkit.

More mouths to feed. Part 1: Harnessing climate-smart agriculture to secure food supply

GFIS - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:43
Climate-smart agriculture, including agroforestry and other diversified farming practices, has huge potential to improve food security and address climate change at the same time. Researchers, policymakers and farmers discuss what should be done to expand such practices and...

Black Locust, A Common Tree in North America

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
Robinia pseudoacacia – One of the Most Common North American Trees
Kategorien: Forestry US

5 pines of major importance to Southern...

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
5 pines - loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, slash and Virginia – make up most of the southern pine timber inventory and all called Southern Yellow Pine.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Essential information on identification and...

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
Cercis canadensis or redbud is a rapid-grower reaching a height of 20 to 30 feet. It is an early spring bloomer and works in a medium landscape.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Did You Know You Can Identify Winter Trees By...

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
Learn how to properly recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America in this beginner's guide.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Northern red oak, true to its name is...

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
Northern Red Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Kategorien: Forestry US

Eastern Hemlock Tree, Beautiful in All Landscapes

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
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Find out more about the basic structures of wood.

Forestry popular - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:28
Wood is a highly ordered arrangement of living, dying and dead cells. Here is a briefing on tree's cellular properties, how a tree cell grows and functions structurally.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

Forestry What's hot now - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:04
Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Kategorien: Forestry US

Black Locust, A Common Tree in North America

Forestry What's hot now - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:04
Robinia pseudoacacia – One of the Most Common North American Trees
Kategorien: Forestry US

5 pines of major importance to Southern...

Forestry What's hot now - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:04
5 pines - loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, slash and Virginia – make up most of the southern pine timber inventory and all called Southern Yellow Pine.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Water Oak, A Common Tree in North America

Forestry What's hot now - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:04
Water Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Kategorien: Forestry US

Understanding the roots of your tree can make...

Forestry What's hot now - Mo, 25/07/2016 - 13:04
There are a many of preconceived notions about a tree's root system. Tree roots are sensitive but not super delicate and need some respect.
Kategorien: Forestry US

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