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Pine straw is fast becoming North America's...

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
Pine straw is a favored mulch and groundcover for landscapers and homeowners. This trend is providing extra income to the forest owners who own pines. Here are the most frequently asked questions about pine needle harvest.
Kategorien: Forestry US

How to dentify North American "Cedar"s from...

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
Cedars can be confused with junipers and arvorvitae. Here is some help sperating thiirsimilar characteristics.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Identify American Holly

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
The Important American Hardwoods - American Holly - ilex opaca
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Pitch Pine, An Important Tree in North America

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
Pinus rigida
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Blackgum - 100 Most Common Trees

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
Blackgum or Nyssa sylvatica
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Identify Baldcypress

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
Identify Baldcypress - The Important American Conifers
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Needle

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
The leaf of conifers called needles is a necessary term to know when identifying tree leaves.
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This is a must read before planting a Leyland...

Forestry What's hot now - So, 25/09/2016 - 13:04
Seiridium canker disease is a major problem for Leyland cypress tree owners. Read more if you are a cypress owner or are planing to plant one.
Kategorien: Forestry US

California fire becomes the most expensive in history

GFIS - So, 25/09/2016 - 05:26

Firefighters have been battling the Soberanes Fire for two months.

A Tree Leaf Identification Quiz

Forestry popular - Sa, 24/09/2016 - 13:27
A Tree Leaf Identification Quiz on Common North American Trees
Kategorien: Forestry US

International pressure must be maintained to curb ongoing ivory trafficking

GFIS - Sa, 24/09/2016 - 09:19
Johannesburg, South Africa, 24th September—A new analysis finds the global ivory trade continued unabated in 2015 at the record levels recorded earlier in the decade, underlining the need for renewed efforts to disrupt the criminal networks orchestrating the trade.

Conservation nonprofits announce plans to develop new forest assurance model

GFIS - Sa, 24/09/2016 - 07:55

At GreenBlue's SPC Advance Conference, GreenBlue and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced plans formally launch a process for building a new model to provide assurance of sustainability of family forest sources, at the landscape level, across the United States.

Understanding Forests’ Contribution to Poverty Reduction

GFIS - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 20:44

While knowledge is increasing about forests as a source of day-to-day subsistence and as a safety net in times of need, much less is known about the extent to which forests can provide a pathway out of poverty. Currently, there is no systematic understanding of how forests may help the chronically poor move to become sometimes poor, and the sometimes poor to become the non-poor.

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While knowledge is increasing about forests as a source of day-to-day subsistence and as a safety net in times of need, much less is known about the extent to which forests can provide a pathway out of poverty. Currently, there is no systematic understanding of how forests may help the chronically poor move to become sometimes poor, and the sometimes poor to become the non-poor.

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Forest Service Brings People Together for National Public Lands Day

GFIS - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 20:34
Organizing the largest single-day volunteer effort in support of public lands in the country, National Public Lands Day, is no easy feat for the U.S. Forest Service. That’s 40 days of volunteer projects, BioBlitzes, fishing derbies, and educational events, all of which are registered with the National Environmental Education Foundation, the organization that started National [...]

Understanding the Forestry-Poverty Linkages in Rural Communities in Armenia

GFIS - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 20:07

Rural households in Armenia are heavily reliant on fuelwood and other forest products and ecosystem services. However, the country’s forests are in decline. This activity aims to inform forest sector policies in Armenia through a survey of rural communities on forest dependence and poverty.

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Rural households in Armenia are heavily reliant on fuelwood to meet their heating and energy needs. In addition to fuelwood, the forest-adjacent population also use the forests for shelter, fodder for grazing cattle, as access to grazing lands, and to supplement their income through the selling of non-timber forest products. Many communities also benefit from ecosystem services provided by Armenia’s forests, including erosion and flood protection. 

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Lowlands Multi-Sectoral Development and Restoration Options Analysis in Indonesia

GFIS - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 19:18

Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze crises undermine the country’s economic gains and disproportionately affect the poor. This activity aims to assist the Government of Indonesia in formulating a sustainable and socially inclusive strategy and action plan to restore, manage and develop lowland areas prone to fire and haze.

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UNGA Debate Speakers Cite Actions to Implement SDGs, Paris Agreement

GFIS - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 18:12
UN Member States highlighted national actions to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change, as the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) entered the third day of its general debate at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 22 September 2016. The debate is focusing on the theme 'The SDGs: a universal push to transform our world.'

Underwater 'Cystoseira zosteroides' forests, the Mediterranean algae, threatened by human activity impact

GFIS - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 14:36
The effects of an intense storm every twenty-five years could make the marine alga populations of Cystoseira zosteroides disappear – an endemic species of the Mediterranean with great ecological value for the biodiversity of marine benthos – according to a new article.

The latest on fall color in the National...

Forestry popular - Fr, 23/09/2016 - 13:26
For fall foliage information The U. S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service has a fall color website that tracks the color in National Forests.
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