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Viewing entries posted in December 2013

Fewer forest fires in 2013

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 27 December 2013

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Natural Resources Department fire crews spent a lot less time in the woods in 2013 than the previous year.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1176022-2013-saw-fewer-forest-fires

Woodpeckers snacking on deadly ash pest

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 20 December 2013

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Woodpeckers find emerald ash borers a handy food source and may slow the spread of this noxious pest, even ultimately controlling it, suggest researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131218170816.htm

Former clearcuts can be future carbon sinks

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 10 December 2013

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Managing forests for carbon storage can significantly reduce temperatures over the coming century, according to Dale Prest.

Read more ... http://www.symbioticcities.net/index.cfm?pagepath=Blog&id=47596&modeX=BlogID&modeXval=11400&BlogID=11400&action=showcomments&title=Dale-Prest-on-the-Importance-of-Forests-as-Carbon-Sinks-

 

Christmas tree grower braces for busy weekend

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 6 December 2013

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For the last 40 years, the MacLeod family of New Glasgow has been fully aware that Christmas comes but once a year. 

Read more ... http://www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca/Forestry/2013-12-05/article-3531307/MacLeods-trees-not-only-green-when-summers-here,-but-also-winters-cold-and-drear/1 

Reforestation reduces sediment

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 3 December 2013

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Researchers say reforestation can significantly reduce runoff from agricultural lands and the amount of sediment entering rivers and streams.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202134626.htm


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