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Bio-energy Forest Plantations for the Southeastern United States

Bio-energy Forest Plantations for the Southeastern United States | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
Bio-energy forest plantations will supplement woody biomass from other sources such as logging residues. In the southern U.S., projections are for an increase of up to 25 million “new” tons of woody biomass demand for bioenergy.
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Giant palm oil trader commits to ending deforestation | Greenpeace UK

Giant palm oil trader commits to ending deforestation | Greenpeace UK | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
This year - 2013 - has been the year of the Arctic, no question. But there's an amazing development elsewhere that everyone who's part of Greenpeace has been instrumental in achieving, even if you didn’t realise it.
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Look What’s Killing Our Oldest Trees

Look What’s Killing Our Oldest Trees | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
The tale of an exotic pest that threatens the survival of the east’s old-growth forests.
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Foresters work to bring back American chestnut trees

Foresters work to bring back American chestnut trees | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it

According to information from Blue Ridge Heritage Inc., last spring, 100 percent American chestnut saplings were planted to test soil and exposure locations in preparation for the introduction of the hybrid (blight-resistant) chestnut trees that will be gradually introduced to the site over the coming decades, in partnership with TACF. Of the American chestnut saplings planted six months ago, approximately ten have survived.


As a test crop, those trees should survive until the blight undermines them at about 15 years of age, offering information to guide the future planting of a restoration chestnut grove. According to BRHI President Steve Swartz, part of the heritage group’s long term plan is to have a grove of the 15/16ths American, hybrid and restoration chestnuts from The American Chestnut Foundation growing on this property for visitors to walk through.

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Senheng helps to grow a forest

Senheng helps to grow a forest | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it

The global forest map showed Malaysia to have the highest rate of forest loss between 2000 and 2012 – at 14.4% which translates to 47,728sqkm of lost vegetation.

Though reforestation efforts have been ongoing, they are still not enough to sustain the extensive decline of natural forests.

While Borneo was once known for its virgin forests and orang utans, it is not really the case anymore, especially for Sabah.

Sabah Forestry Department senior research officer Dr Robert Ong said that an estimated 60% of Sabah’s forests is reserved for timber production and the rest are conservation areas, which does not include the already deforested grounds for agriculture purposes.

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From Planning to Planting: Reforestation Basics for Forest Owners

From Planning to Planting: Reforestation Basics for Forest Owners | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
Each year, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 200 million trees are planted across British Columbia.
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The devastation of Indonesia's forests - CNN

The devastation of Indonesia's forests - CNN | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
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Sumatra, Indonesia (CNN) -- Deforestation is a term that is used a lot in environmental reporting and it's easy to forget exactly what that word means.
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The Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear Rainforest | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
Stunning views of British Columbia's unspoiled temperate rainforest (Check out these beautiful photos of British Columbia's unspoiled temperate rainforest http://t.co/LhCPLLEeoj)...
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Costly lesson of Rim Fire: Forests need to be thinned - Stockton Record

Costly lesson of Rim Fire: Forests need to be thinned - Stockton Record | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
NPR Costly lesson of Rim Fire: Forests need to be thinned Stockton Record That movie-based logic is how federal dollars get allocated for forests, say foresters, scientists, environmentalists and others familiar with how fire risk gets handled in...
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CI in Action: Implementing Large-Scale Forest Conservation in Peru's Alto Mayo - Conservation International

CI in Action: Implementing Large-Scale Forest Conservation in Peru's Alto Mayo - Conservation International | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
By promoting the protection and restoration of the Alto Mayo Protected Forest through the Walt Disney Company's landmark carbon financing, CI is engaging communities in conservation – safeguarding vital forests and securing livelihoods for local...
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10 Incredible Plant Facts You Didn’t Know

10 Incredible Plant Facts You Didn’t Know | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it

1. The earth has more than 80,000 species of edible plants.


2. 90%  of the foods humans eat come from just 30 plants.

3. Nutrition doesn‘t factor into the crops we do mass produce.


4. 70,000 plant species are utilized for medicine.


5. Only 1% of rainforest plants have been studied for medicinal potential

 

6. 80% of the earth‘s original forests have been cleared or destroyed.

 

7. Just 10% of the world‘s plant-rich areas are protected.

 

8. More than half of plant species are native to just one country


9. 68% of plants are in danger of going extinct

 

10. Plant species are going extinct — about 5,000x faster than they should.

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Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network

Digital Journal: A Global Digital Media Network | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
Digital Journal is a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Join us!
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Placecrush: Get lost in the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Forest

Placecrush: Get lost in the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Forest | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
We’ve had our curiosity piqued about the Czech Republic’s Bohemian Forests - near the German border, and known locally as Šumava - ever since seeing these astounding photos of the mist-covered landscape on Colossal last week.
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What Pine Beetles' Destruction of Wyoming Forests Signals for Our Climate Future

What Pine Beetles' Destruction of Wyoming Forests Signals for Our Climate Future | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
The relationship between pine beetles and the woodlands they occupy has historically been one of elegant symbiosis. Now the beetles are wreaking havoc — and as long as temperatures keep rising, so will their populations in the West.
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Madagascar's forests vanish to feed taste for rosewood in west and China

Madagascar's forests vanish to feed taste for rosewood in west and China | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
As political instability since the 2009 coup revives the illegal logging trade, precious bois de rose trees are now hard to find
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Ecological silviculture in Minnesota black ash stands: August 2013 workshop review

Ecological silviculture in Minnesota black ash stands: August 2013 workshop review | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
By Eli Sagor, UMN Extension Few issues have dominated forestry in Minnesota more than the future of ash trees threatened by emerald ash borer. With about a billion trees on almost a million acres i...
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Exploring Options For Reforestation - BlackburnNews.com

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Chatham-Kent Council's battle of choosing between enforcing a tree removal by-law or forest coverage policy looks as if it will continue for months.
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Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing

Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
Fighting deforestation of the Amazon for cattle raising and farming is one of the great rallying cries of the world's conservationists. (Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing. Thanks for saving the environment vegetarians!

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Areas that were deforested after 2006 and used to grow soybean increased 57% from 2011 to 2012, compared to more than 350% between 2008 and 2009.
Satellite images and pictures taken from aircraft by the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) show that such land now covers 18 400ha.

 

 

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The Afforestter - Chai with Lakshmi

The Afforestter - Chai with Lakshmi | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
A young Indian entrepreneur passionately takes on the task of urban afforestation. I call him the Afforestter.
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Climate change affecting North American forests, researchers find - Washington Post (blog)

Climate change affecting North American forests, researchers find - Washington Post (blog) | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
Nature World News Climate change affecting North American forests, researchers find Washington Post (blog) Climate change is making North American forests more vulnerable to insects and disease but is helping some trees grow faster and increase...
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Science warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth

Science warns against drilling the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth | Silviculture and Forest News | Scoop.it
The Ecuadorian government is currently racing ahead with plans to drill for oil in the core of what is arguably the most biodiverse corner of the planet: Blocks 31 and ITT of the famed Yasuní National Park.
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