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Source: Treesource Think back to a time when you were deep in the forest, surrounded by silence. The tranquility. The pop of a twig underfoot. The rustle of leaves. The sound of your own heartbeat. Little did you know that just beneath your feet, the trees were chattering away. Long conversations, the sort that give meaning […]

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Source: The Forest Blog By Russ Vaagen There’s a great deal of talk in today’s forest management circles about the use of prescribed fire as a tool to manage forests.  Fire can certainly be a great tool to reduce forest fuels and maintain tree spacing.  It’s been used by mother nature for eons.  So much […]

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Source: Congressman Bruce Westerman As the only Forester in Congress, I understand the mutually beneficial relationship that trees have to our economy and our environment. However, as a result of decades of no management, we have lliterally loved our trees to death. How so? The previous decision not to manage our federal forests has led […]

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Source: Science Daily Fire Pollution Summer wildfires boost air pollution considerably more than previously believed. Naturally burning timber and brush launch what are called fine particles into the air at a rate three times as high as levels noted in emissions inventories at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study. The microscopic […]

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Source: Yakima Herald A new collaborative approach hopes to show responsible environmental stewardship can boost the health of Washington’s forests and the state’s regional economies. Efforts to work together toward the common goal of improving the forest trace back to the formation of the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative in 2007. Its focus continued to narrow […]

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Source: www.theatlantic.com Removing trees killed by fires might not be as damaging to forests as previously thought. When a forest burns, the aftermath is a post-apocalyptic landscape of smoldering black trunks. The forest’s managers, whether they work for the U.S. Forest Service or for private companies, sometimes send in heavy machinery to harvest the dead […]

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Source: www.asicentral.com Spinnova: Creating Eco-Friendly Wood Fiber Fabric Spinnova, as the company is called, has invented a technology that transforms wood fibers directly into yarn. Why is that a big deal? Well, making apparel is a bit of a nasty business. Gargantuan water consumption can strain natural resources, while chemicals used in the clothing creation […]

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Source: Daily Press Learn below what makes a resource sustainable and renewable! ESCANABA — Every material thing we use begins with the extraction of natural resources and ends with the disposal. The only truly renewable and sustainable raw material is wood and that begins with logging. The extraction, processing, manufacturing, and eventual disposal of raw […]

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Source: Evergreen Magazine By Mark Corrao COLLABORATIVE  FOREST MANAGEMENT ANSWERS FROM A TO Z Why The Forests In the U.S. Need Balanced Management Forest health throughout the western U.S. is continuing to decline due to fire exclusion, insect infestations, disease outbreaks, and a lack of active forest management. In the wake of national wildfire suppression policies […]

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Source: The News Review The wood products industry has implemented technological advances into each step of the process, from growing seedlings to monitoring tree health, and from milling to creating finished boards. “With forestry, our technology is amazing because it’s always changing,” said Casey Roscoe, senior vice president of public relations for Seneca Jones Timber […]

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Source: The Forest Blog By Russ Vaagen Beautiful Places Some of the most impressive places on our public lands are the vast and wild backcountry.  These snow-capped peaks, high mountain lakes, and untamed landscapes are special to most Americans.  Some of these areas deserve the protection of legislated wilderness or national monuments, while others should […]

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Source: Sciencemag.org The Age of Exploration may be long past, but even in the 21st century, our maps can still get a major update. Using satellite imagery, a new study has found hidden forests all over the world—almost enough for a second Amazon—in areas with little moisture known as drylands. Past estimates of how much […]

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Source: Missoula Current By Martin Kidston/Missoula Current Chris Boza woke shortly before 5 a.m. when the power went out, likely due to a tree branch that snapped under the weight of the spring snow. But as it turned out, it was a good day to talk about trees and the health of Missoula’s urban forest. Boza, the […]

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Source: Treesource.org The planet’s forests are a significant piece of the conversation about not only the impacts of climate warming, but also about strategies for sequestering carbon – thereby removing it from Earth’s atmosphere. In his traveling presentation on the “Era of Megafires,” U.S. Forest Service researcher Paul Hessburg talks about the exponential growth of […]

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Source: The Forest Blog By Russ Vaagen What does SLA mean?  For those of you that haven’t been in the lumber world, it means Softwood Lumber Agreement.  This is used to refer to the agreement that the United States and Canada had for 10 years starting in 2006.  Essentially it is the agreement between the […]

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