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Working Forests 101: The Importance of Working Forests in the US

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 21:15

Earlier this week, I traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in a Working Forests 101 panel to present findings  from two Forest2Market reports that were commissioned by the National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO). The purpose of the panel was to educate Working Forest Caucus staffers on the operational practices, public-private interfaces, and benefits of working forests—or forests that are actively-managed to produce forest products. The Working Forest Caucus is a bipartisan collection of members of the US House of Representatives that came together to advocate for working forests.

A jurisdictional approach will not solve the most serious REDD+ problems

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 17:58
The California Air Resources Board is considering adding REDD credits to its cap and trade scheme, part of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32). It’s an interesting time to make the decision, since California is currently struggling to sell pollution allowances. The most recent auction of allowances by the … read more

NAFO Releases Forest2Market Report on Inventories, Removals on Privately-Owned Timberlands

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 15:25

The National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO) recently contracted Forest2Market to study trends in inventories and removals on privately-owned[1] timberlands[2] in forested areas of the contiguous United States to determine whether more wood is growing on US timberlands than is harvested. 

A tree burl displays fascinating biology and...

Forestry popular - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:24
Burls are common hardwood and conifer diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can't do much to prevent a tree burl but there are ways to live with one. Here is how.
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Smokey's Babies

Forestry popular - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:24
The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters. Page 4.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Willow oak is a favorite acorn-producing tree...

Forestry popular - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:24
Willow Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Kategorien: Forestry US

Identify and Manage Hazardous Tree Defects and...

Forestry popular - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:24
Perform a property tree inspection for defects and hazards!
Kategorien: Forestry US

Mockernut Hickory , A Top 100 Common Tree in...

Forestry popular - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:24
Mockernut Hickory , A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
Kategorien: Forestry US

Smokey's Nests

Forestry popular - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:24
The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters. Page 12.
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Is There a World's Smallest Tree Species?

Forestry What's hot now - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:03
World's Smallest Tree. Forestry.
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"Please be careful with our stately treasures."

Forestry What's hot now - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 13:03
The full collection of Smokey Bear nature posters.
Kategorien: Forestry US

First Nordic PEFC-certified block of flats in Seinäjoki Housing Fair

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 12:12
The five-storey block of flats achieved the PEFC Project Certification, which proves that the wood material of the building is […]

FRIM signs MOU with STIDC

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 11:08
1 July 2016 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) to collaborate in bamboo research and development (R&D) on 28 June. The MOU aims at promoting cooperation on improving the knowledge and intellectual development as well as exchanging expertise in the areas […]

The landscape approach, 17,000 papers later – talking ’bout an evolution

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 07:29

By Terry Sunderland. Originally published by CIFOR’s Forests News. Charles Darwin’s theories of natural selection and survival of the fittest were initially derided and rejected, leading Darwin himself to delay the publication of his seminal text, On the Origin of Species. Yet today, his theories are commonly accepted as principles that explain the diversity of […]

The evidence is clear – the more we use our forests, the more we grow them, and the better off we are

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 07:02

Two new studies underscore an important positive relationship between privately owned forests and American society: the more wood we use, the more trees we grow.

What do locals think of large-scale tree plantations?

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 05:58

Tree type can make a difference for people living near plantations in Indonesia.

Delay to new penal code in Viet Nam is major blow to fight against wildlife crime

GFIS - Fr, 01/07/2016 - 05:04
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 1st July 2016—In a serious set-back to Viet Nam’s efforts to crack down on wildlife crime, the authorities have postponed the enactment of a new penal code that was due to come into force today, which would have enhanced efforts to tackle rampant poaching and wildlife trafficking.

Potlatch Schedules Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call for July 26th

Forest Products IIII - Do, 30/06/2016 - 22:26
[GlobeNewswire] - SPOKANE, Wash., June 30, 2016-- Potlatch Corporation will release second quarter 2016 earnings results on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, before the market opens. A live conference call and webcast will follow ...

Recuperar a terra pode ser lucrativo: esta fazenda de São Paulo mostra como

GFIS - Do, 30/06/2016 - 19:47

A pecuária e a agricultura têm sido os impulsores principais do desmatamento e da degradação da terra no Brasil, utilizando práticas de uso da terra às custas do meio ambiente, causando escassez de água, perda da biodiversidade e persistência da pobreza.
Não há dúvida de que a restauração da terra e das florestas para reparar os ecossistemas é urgentemente necessária no Brasil. Isso é sobretudo evidente no estado de São Paulo, onde a escassez da água, causada por uma seca prolongada e bacias hidrográficas degradadas, está ameaçando a metrópole de mais de 20 milhões de habitantes. Infelizmente, devido a percepções de que a restauração da terra é proibitivamente cara, as intervenções têm sido lentas.
A Fazenda da Toca, empresa privada de São Paulo, está demonstrando a viabilidade da agricultura e agrossilvicultura de grande escala, inclusive em terras com solo altamente degradado. A Fazenda da Toca pode realmente pôr fim ao mito de que a agrossilvicultura em grande escala é inviável, demasiadamente cara e requer mão de obra intensiva para atrair o setor privado.

 

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In São Paulo, Changing Agriculture Practices Prove Restoration Can Be Profitable

GFIS - Do, 30/06/2016 - 17:42

By Gregor Wolf, Program Leader, and Werner Kornexl, Senior Natural Resource ManagemenSpecialist
Cattle ranching and agriculture have been key drivers of deforestation and land degradation in Brazil,  with land use practices that come at the expense of the environment and cause water scarcity, biodiversity loss and persistent poverty.

There’s no doubt that land and forest restoration to repair ecosystems is urgently needed in Brazil. This is especially evident in the State of São Paulo, where water scarcity from a combination of an extended drought and degraded watersheds is threatening the urban metropolis of more than 20 million people. Unfortunately, because of perceptions that land restoration is prohibitively expensive, interventions have been slow.

Fazenda da Toca, a private enterprise in São Paulo, is demonstrating the viability of large scale organic farming and agroforestry, including on land with highly degraded soils. Toca could effectively end the myth that agroforestry is not viable at a large scale, that it’s too expensive and too labor intensive to be attractive to the private sector.

 

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