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Making Paper from Invasive Plants | Make:

Making Paper from Invasive Plants | Make: | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
If you're preparing to weed your garden this spring, then you might consider making an art project from the invasive plants that you remove, just like Detr
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The haunting song of climate change, in D minor

The haunting song of climate change, in D minor | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Scientists turned the data points from a dying forest into music.
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Sequoias: Scaling a Forest Giant - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Sequoias: Scaling a Forest Giant - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
A tree-climbing scientist takes the measure of a 3,200-year-old, 247-foot-tall sequoia.
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Garden column: Please don't over-prune the palms

Garden column: Please don't over-prune the palms | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Along with hurricane season comes the seasonal palm pruners offering their services — especially if you live at the beach.Every weekend, someone is knocking at my door after pruning the neighbor’s palms on my street. Most of the regulars know that I am picky about how my palms are pruned and assure me that they will prune them the way I want them pruned, not the way they pruned my neighbors’ palms.So are others asking them to over-prune their palms, knowing that these practices will have a negative impact on the health of their palms?
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BREAKING NEWS Is Out From Malaysia About Sumatran Rhinos…

BREAKING NEWS Is Out From Malaysia About Sumatran Rhinos… | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
According to a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen's Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, the Sumatran Rhin
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Tree planting at Flight 93 site serves as tribute to victims, boost for habitat (with VIDEO)

Tree planting at Flight 93 site serves as tribute to victims, boost for habitat (with VIDEO) | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
On Friday and Saturday, more than 400 volunteers are gathering at the Flight 93 National Memorial – heading out on buses to plant more than 15,000 seedlings at the National
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One of the first fruit trees planted in America is still alive and well at age 383+

One of the first fruit trees planted in America is still alive and well at age 383+ | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
America's oldest living fruit tree was planted by Pilgrims in 1630.
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The ‘slow motion crisis’ that’s facing US forests

The ‘slow motion crisis’ that’s facing US forests | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
The U.S. is subject to the introduction of 2.5 new invasive insects into its forests every year, according to a comprehensive new analysis of this problem. Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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Fort McMurray Wildfire Explodes To 210,000 Acres; Now Larger Than Chicago

Fort McMurray Wildfire Explodes To 210,000 Acres; Now Larger Than Chicago | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
In just 24 hours, the fire has grown eight times larger, according to the Premier of Alberta.
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Plan to save ancient Cork river forest flooded 60 years ago for dams

Plan to save ancient Cork river forest flooded 60 years ago for dams | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Headline Plan to save ancient Cork river forest flooded 60 years ago for dams
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Californian sudden oak death epidemic 'unstoppable'

Californian sudden oak death epidemic 'unstoppable' | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Large-scale tree mortality in northern Sonoma County, California.Credit: David Rizzo
New research shows the sudden oak death epidemic in California cannot now be stopped, but that its tremendous ecological and economic impacts could have been greatly reduced if control had been started earlier. The
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North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges

North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
You can’t drive to these backcountry lodges. This is a feature in our book, not a drawback.
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Toomer's Corner oak set on fire after game

One of Auburn's new Toomer's Corner oaks is set on fire after Auburn beats LSU. A 29-year-old man has been taken into custody.
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Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study

Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth's wilderness in 25 years – study | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Experts warn there may be no unspoilt places left within a century as report shows an area twice the size of Alaska has been lost since 1993
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Mother trees recognize kin and send them "messages of wisdom"

Mother trees recognize kin and send them "messages of wisdom" | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Forest ecologist Suzanne Simard has studied forests for many years, and says mother trees recognize kin and send them more carbon.
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Black walnut: An American Treasure - Arbor Day Blog

Black walnut: An American Treasure - Arbor Day Blog | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Juglans nigra Native to the eastern United States, the Black walnut is one of the most sought after nut trees in the world. With a gleaming dark wood, edible nuts, longevity—living up to 200 years— and fragrant leaves, this tree is one of the country’s most prized possessions and economic products. Black walnut wood is popular for its rich color, strength and durability. In addition to the tree’s handsome wood qualities, the Black walnut produces edible nuts for wildlife and people. The rich kernel maintains its flavor and texture during cooking. Walnut shells are popular as a polishing abrasive and additive in numerous industrial products. Not to mention, its canopy provides great shade cover. The black walnut is grandiose, with a deep taproot system spreading 50-75 feet. If planting in a residential area, be sure to leave plenty of space for it to grow. Here are a few things to note before planting. Environmental Conditions Does well in clay, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained and wet soils (hardiness zones 4-9). Grows up to two feet a year, reaching 50-75 feet at maturity. Prefers full sun with at least six hours of direct sunlight every day. Note: Black walnut trees …
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Why these old-growth forests shouldn't be on the chopping block

Why these old-growth forests shouldn't be on the chopping block | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Take a journey to some of the world's most notable remaining ancient forests around the globe.
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Trees seen resting branches while ‘asleep’ for the first time

Trees seen resting branches while ‘asleep’ for the first time | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Birch branches droop by as much as 10 centimetres at night, and return to their usual positions at daybreak. It’s not yet clear whether the effect is deliberate or passive
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Human Activity Is Wiping Out The West's Natural Land, Report Finds

Human Activity Is Wiping Out The West's Natural Land, Report Finds | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
The wild West is getting a lot less wild.
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World's loneliest plant is a relic of the dinosaur age

World's loneliest plant is a relic of the dinosaur age | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
This plant, identified from a single specimen in 1895, is probably the rarest in the world.
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Bringing tree cover to Gameshope

Bringing tree cover to Gameshope | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
A GROUP of hardy volunteer tree planters are helping revive the wild Gameshope Valley above Tweedsmuir.
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Indonesia’s Orangutans Suffer as Fires Rage and Businesses Grow

Indonesia’s Orangutans Suffer as Fires Rage and Businesses Grow | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
The blazes, an annual occurrence where farmers clear land by burning it, often for palm oil plantations, have led to the relocation and even deaths of some of the apes.
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Will America's Worst Wildfire Disaster Happen in New Jersey?

Will America's Worst Wildfire Disaster Happen in New Jersey? | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Odds are good that the worst wildfire disaster in U.S. history might not happen in the West – but in New Jersey.
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Nearly extinct American chestnut tries to return at St. Paul’s School

Nearly extinct American chestnut tries to return at St. Paul’s School | Forestry Conservation | Scoop.it
Nearly extinct American chestnut tries to return at St. Paul’s School-
A long-running effort to bring back one of the giants of New England’s forests arrived in Concord on Friday, as six American chestnut trees, cross-bred for generations to resist the disease that virtually exterminated the species, were planted o
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