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Prepare your trees for summer storm season

Preparing for summer storms is not always easy as the weather can be unpredictable. Cleanup from summer storms can also equate to increased overtime, so it is important that grounds professionals be as proactive as possible when it comes to weather changes and preparation....

source: By Jeannea Jones
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Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the national research program "Resource Wood." They show how precious chemical compounds can be extracted from wood, how its usability as a building material...

source: Swiss National Science Foundation via Phys.org

Among Yosemite's emerald forests, parched brown timber poke out like matchsticks waiting for a spark. There are 2.4 million dead trees within about 131,000 acres of the national park, according the latest fall count, says park spokesperson Scott Gediman. Dead trees can pose...

source: San Francisco Chronicle

On November 1st, 2017 the House of Representatives voted 232 to 188 to pass H.R. 2936, an act to "expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction...

source: Theforestblog

"The Grouse Machine" serves "The King" — and in the process, various habitants of Michigan's forests benefit. The machine is a Caterpillar skid steer with a forestry-mulching head that the Ruffed Grouse Society uses to create habitat for the organization's namesake...

source: Detroit Free Press

Oak wilt fungus is another invasive plant pathogen that often goes unnoticed, until it's too late. Not anymore. New technology developed by University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) researcher...

source: University of Minnesota

Lumber prices that have soared amid a Canada-U.S. trade dispute could rise even higher after a fire at a British Columbia sawmill cuts supplies. Futures are trading at a 23-year high amid rising demand for housing and after the U.S. imposed...

source: Bloomberg


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