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Viewing entries posted in December 2013
Fewer forest fires in 2013
Natural Resources Department fire crews spent a lot less time in the woods in 2013 than the previous year.
Woodpeckers snacking on deadly ash pest
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.
Former clearcuts can be future carbon sinks
Managing forests for carbon storage can significantly reduce temperatures over the coming century, according to Dale Prest.
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Christmas tree grower braces for busy weekend
For the last 40 years, the MacLeod family of New Glasgow has been fully aware that Christmas comes but once a year.
Reforestation reduces sediment
Researchers say reforestation can significantly reduce runoff from agricultural lands and the amount of sediment entering rivers and streams.