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Maple sap production declines after big seed year

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 5 November 2014

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Research reveals a new way to predict sap production: How many seed helicopters rained down from the trees the year before.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141103102440.htm

Mi'kmaq to manage forestland in St. Margaret's Bay

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 12 October 2014

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A piece of the former Bowater lands is to be set aside for the exclusive use of and management by the Mi’kmaq.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mi-kmaq-to-receive-30-000-acre-block-of-former-bowater-lands-1.2795754

New NASA probe will study Earth's forests

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 14 September 2014

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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.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140908125817.htm

Tree height linked to climate

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 16 August 2014

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Since Galileo's time, people have wondered what determines maximum tree height: Where are the tallest trees, and why are they so tall?

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140814191343.htm

Grain elevator buys into biomass plant

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 10 July 2014

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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.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1221533-grain-elevator-company-buys-into-biomass

Landowners cash in on timber they don't cut

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 30 June 2014

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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.

Read more ... http://www.pressherald.com/2014/02/16/landowners_cash_in_on_timber_they_don_t_cut_/

Red fox decline linked to coyotes

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 19 June 2014

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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.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1215932-red-fox-decline-linked-to-coyotes

Sugar extraction may be a sweet opportunity

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 10 June 2014

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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.

Read more ... http://www.capebretonpost.com/Business/2014-06-06/article-3754174/Sugars-from-hardwood%3A-Port-Hawkesbury-Paper-explores-sweet-opportunity/1

For trees, an earlier spring than ever

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 9 June 2014

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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.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140605183641.htm

66-million-year-old fire reveals forests in the time of dinosaurs

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 6 June 2014

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As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, forests recovered from fires in the same way they do today, according to a researchers.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140605140129.htm

 

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