St. Paul, Minn. – Siberian foresters think so. Four foresters from the Russian Far East will visit Minnesota April 30 – May 4 to find out if forestry practices in Minnesota provide a key to the tiger’s survival. On a field tour sponsored by the US Agency for International Development and assisted by the USDA Forest Service, foresters will observe the successful regeneration of eastern white pine in Minnesota and hopefully use the same techniques to increase the numbers of native Korean pine in Siberia. The seed of the Korean pine is an important food source to wild boars and other species of prey found in the food chain of the Siberian tiger.
The above story is based on materials provided by North Central Research Station. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
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