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Suspended Tree Sculptures Connect an Artist to His Cuban Roots

Suspended Tree Sculptures Connect an Artist to His Cuban Roots | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Jorge Mayet's tree sculptures produced from paper, wire, fabric, and acrylic showcase the ways in which a tree's roots often mimic the branches that sprout above ground. In these suspended works the underground systems are far more expansive than what appears above the earth, showing t
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Cyberforests help scientists predict the effects of climate change

Cyberforests help scientists predict the effects of climate change | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Researchers at Washington State University have created the world's first computer simulation capable of growing realistic forests, using the model to predict how things like frequent wildfires or drought might impact forests across North America.
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Britain's oak trees under threat from deadly Xylella plant pest

Britain's oak trees under threat from deadly Xylella plant pest | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
A deadly plant pest which has ravaged oak trees in the US , could be making its way to the UK's shores. Xylella was discovered in Apulia, Italy last year and has since spread to Corsica and France.
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Greatest collection of medieval oak trees in Europe is found

Greatest collection of medieval oak trees in Europe is found | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
New research revealed that there are 60 ancient oaks in Blenheim Palace grounds (pictured), Oxfordshire, some of them up to nine metres in diameter and nearly 1,000 years old.
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CLT and the Future of Wood: The Timber Revolution Comes to Industrial Architecture

CLT and the Future of Wood: The Timber Revolution Comes to Industrial Architecture | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
For the past several years, there’s been increasing talk of a renaissance in timber construction. Although we are predisposed to thinking of wood as...
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Building Bridges between Global and Local Key Strength of PEFC - World Forestry Congress - News

Building Bridges between Global and Local Key Strength of PEFC - World Forestry Congress - News | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Building Bridges between Global and Local Key Strength of PEFC - World Forestry Congress
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‘Measured in human lives': report finds EU and logging companies complicit in funding war

‘Measured in human lives': report finds EU and logging companies complicit in funding war | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Investigative organization Global Witness advocates shuttering the Central African Republic’s timber trade with the EU.
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Sustainable building: Why wood is our most valuable resource | U.S. Green Building Council

Sustainable building: Why wood is our most valuable resource | U.S. Green Building Council | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: Sustainable building: Why wood is our most valuable resource on www.usgbc.org
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Ants feel at home in this 'foreign' forest - Futurity: Research News

Ants feel at home in this 'foreign' forest - Futurity: Research News | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
A species of ant is thriving in a relatively new forest made up of mostly non-native trees. Biologists are calling it a conservation success story.
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Brady Mallalieu Architects adds slatted timber balconies to east London housing scheme

Vertical timber slats provide shade and privacy for staggered balconies arranged across the facade of this east London housing development by local architects ...
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IKEA Gets Deeper Into the Woods - Wall Street Journal

IKEA Gets Deeper Into the Woods - Wall Street Journal | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
IKEA is buying forests to wield more control over its most important raw material: wood.
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Can only be positive when companies like IKEA - get more engaged with the sustainable sourcing of their raw materials.
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Identify 15 hardwood tree species in winter using twig/bark technique.

Identify 15 hardwood tree species in winter using twig/bark technique. | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
“ Here is a quick way to identify 15 of the most common and important hardwoods in North America. You can quickly identify these trees using bark, twigs and fruit.”
Via American Grove
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In the UK we have so few native tree species, that winter identification is much easier!
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Plant wars: some tree species compete better against grasses for reforestation

Plant wars: some tree species compete better against grasses for reforestation | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
“ What happens to degraded pastureland once the cows are kicked out? After years of letting the area rest, does it eventually become what it once was? Not likely. When disruptions such as invasive species and human interference are introduced to an area, ecological succession doesn’t occur the way it should naturally.”
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Tree Image, Italy | National Geographic Photo of the Day

Tree Image, Italy | National Geographic Photo of the Day | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
On a clear night in Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy, a lone tree presides over a small hill in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.
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Fossils suggest pine tree learnt coping with blaze during Cretaceous

Fossils suggest pine tree learnt coping with blaze during Cretaceous | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
The oldest pine tree fossils ever found suggest the species learnt to cope with wildfires during Cretaceous, an era dogged by frequent blazes
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Oldest Pine Tree Fossils Discovered : DNews

Oldest Pine Tree Fossils Discovered : DNews | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Found in a rock quarry, the fossils date back to the time of the dinosaurs Continue reading →
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See adorable photos of 7 'forest schools' from around the country.

See adorable photos of 7 'forest schools' from around the country. | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
The craze that started in Denmark is now making a big difference for kids in America.
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Over 100000 hectares of private forests certified under UPM's FSC® group ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Over 100000 hectares of private forests certified under UPM's FSC® group ...
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Powered by the land: The Sumatran village that conserves forest for electricity

Powered by the land: The Sumatran village that conserves forest for electricity | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
In rural Kinangkung, water is what keeps the lights on.
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MacNab Cypress Trees Offer New Clues To Fire Resistance - Capital Public Radio News

MacNab Cypress Trees Offer New Clues To Fire Resistance - Capital Public Radio News | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Summer wildfires have scorched thousands of acres in California and reduced forests to ash. But for researchers who study forests, wildfires can provide intriguing opportunities for discovery.
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These tress can survive a forest fire - Mother Nature Network

These tress can survive a forest fire - Mother Nature Network | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
Scientists are investigating how this cypress can help manage wildfires around the world.
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Introducing PEF: A Game-Changer in LCA | Sustainable Brands

Introducing PEF: A Game-Changer in LCA | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is a game-changing standard in LCA, with effects and ramifications that we are only just beginning to understand.
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Communication is a key role in the certification of forest products - is a standardised environmental footprint a game changer? @theicf
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Malaysia's indigenous hit hard by deforestation

Malaysia's indigenous hit hard by deforestation | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
“ The clear-cutting of forests is thought to have played a role in Malaysia's worst flooding in decades.”
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Malaysia's indigenous peoples have been hit hard by deforestation
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Cameras set up to try to locate wild boar in forestry near Maesteg - Southwales Evening Post

Cameras set up to try to locate wild boar in forestry near Maesteg - Southwales Evening Post | Sustainable Forestry | Scoop.it
“ Southwales Evening Post Cameras set up to try to locate wild boar in forestry near Maesteg Southwales Evening Post ... a burglary at Brynmynach farm.”
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