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Maple sap production declines after big seed year
Research reveals a new way to predict sap production: How many seed helicopters rained down from the trees the year before.
Mi'kmaq to manage forestland in St. Margaret's Bay
A piece of the former Bowater lands is to be set aside for the exclusive use of and management by the Mi’kmaq.
New NASA probe will study Earth's forests
An instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique, three-dimensional view of Earth's forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in the carbon cycle.
Tree height linked to climate
Since Galileo's time, people have wondered what determines maximum tree height: Where are the tallest trees, and why are they so tall?
Grain elevator buys into biomass plant
Halifax Grain Elevator Ltd. will invest up to $1 million in Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. Ltd.,the company that makes wood pellets in Upper Musquodoboit.
Landowners cash in on timber they don't cut
Polluters are paying two conservation organizations to manage forestlands in Maine in a way that increases the amount of carbon dioxide the trees remove from the atmosphere.
Red fox decline linked to coyotes
Local hunters won’t be surprised to hear that coyotes’ gain in Nova Scotia has been red foxes’ loss, according to a study published last week.
Sugar extraction may be a sweet opportunity
Extracting sugars from hardwood could help Port Hawkesbury Paper attract plant investment and new jobs and provide a new sustainable industry for rural Canada, a conference heard Friday.
For trees, an earlier spring than ever
Every spring, as the weather warms, trees in forests up and down the east coast explode in a bright green display of life as leaves fill their branches, and every fall, those same leaves provide one of nature's great color displays of vivid yellow, orange and red.
66-million-year-old fire reveals forests in the time of dinosaurs
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, forests recovered from fires in the same way they do today, according to a researchers.