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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Sandwich System Found Effective in Organic Apple Orchards

May 27, 2015 — Scientists investigated four orchard floor management systems in an organic apple orchard and evaluated weed management, soil nutrient content, soil physical conditions, apple yield, quality, and ... read more

Research Aims to Restore Riparian Corridors and an Iconic Tree

May 11, 2015 — Beginning on May 11, Forest Service scientists will plant different combinations of tree and shrub species in four riparian areas on the Finger Lakes National Forest in New York and monitor the ... read more

Forests Could Be the Trump Card in Efforts to End Global Hunger

May 6, 2015 — About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the hungry living in Africa and Asia. The world's forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ... read more

Trees Grow on Money: Economist Gets to the Root of Urban Tree Cover

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new study shows a correlation between the number of city trees and overall income levels in seven U.S. cities. Given the current state of environmental equity, researchers expected to find more ... read more

Engineered Softwood Could Transform Pulp, Paper and Biofuel Industries

Apr. 21, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The finding could improve the economics of ... read more

Forest Canopies Buffer Against Climate Change

Apr. 29, 2015 — Current models of how forests will respond to climate change don't account for differences between adult and juvenile trees. Recent research of forest landscape ecology, finds that climatic ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Global carbon emissions from forests could have been underestimated because calculations have not fully accounted for the dead wood from ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Gardeners know what not to do when pruning crape myrtles, but the frequent reminders against crape murder can leave some gardeners wondering if it's possible to prune these plants at ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — The discovery of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter -- a critical attribute of the substance widely used in foods and pharmaceuticals -- will likely lead to new and ... read more

Evolutionary History of Citrus Revealed by Most Comprehensive Study to Date

Apr. 14, 2015 — Citrus fruits -- delectable oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits -- are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world, yet little is known of the origin of the ... read more

Bioenergy: Genetics of Wood Formation

Apr. 17, 2015 — To begin to understand poplar growth, a possible bioenergy crop, scientists built a robust high-throughput pipeline for studying the hierarchy of genetic regulation of wood formation using ... read more

Perceptions of Environmental Damage Improves Over Time, Despite Lack of Real Change

Apr. 15, 2015 — Human perception of the beetle kill problem in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has improved over time, despite little improvement in the environmental conditions, researchers have found. The study drew ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle has been described in a new paper. The Mesoamerican adult beetle tends to be somewhat larger than the southern pine beetle, and the holes where ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Logging slashes the abundance of invertebrates like ants and earthworms, but new research shows vertebrates can take up their roles in the ecosystem. Nearly a half of all tropical rainforests ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — The landscaping plants chosen by residents for their yards plays a much greater role in the diversity of native birds in suburban neighborhoods than do the surrounding parks, forest preserves, or ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — What generates synchronous, ecological 'flash mobs' over long distances has long perplexed population ecologists. Part of the answer has to do with something seemingly unrelated: what makes ... read more

Apr. 3, 2015 — In Central Appalachia, changes in precipitation and temperatures are likely to reduce habitat suitability for some tree species, including iconic species such as American beech, eastern hemlock, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost 4 billion tons of carbon since 2003. This is despite ongoing large-scale ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. A team of scientists developed a new modeling tool to explain how and where trembling ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Warming winters have allowed mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the coldest areas of the western United States, but milder winters can't be blamed for the full extent of recent outbreaks in the ... read more

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