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Viewing entries posted in February 2014

Dead wood brings forest alive

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 22 February 2014

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Over the course of his forestry career, my father has come full circle in his approach to dead and dying trees.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/1188993-naturally-deadwood-brings-forest-alive?from=most_read&most_read=1188993

$18M project to tackle 'imminent' spruce budworm outbreak

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 19 February 2014

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New Brunswick’s forest industry will get help from an $18 million federal initiative to tackle what experts describe as an imminent outbreak of spruce budworm in the province.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/18m-project-to-tackle-imminent-spruce-budworm-outbreak-1.2542492

Firewood in short supply this winter

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 4 February 2014

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Many Nova Scotians face a shortfall in the wood they use to heat their homes. Ed MacDonnell of Conform Limited in Middle Musquodoboit says his company usually serves about 500 homeowners a year. But this year, about half of those customers are being turned away.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/wood-burning-homes-face-fuel-shortage-1.2522082

Discovery could turn maple syrup-making upside down

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 3 February 2014

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Last year researchers at the University of Vermont announced something that could change the way we think about Vermont — or at least how it produces its famous maple syrup.

Read more ... http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/02/270204651/sap-discovery-could-turn-syrup-making-upside-down

Nine steps to save waterways

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 1 February 2014

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The key to clean water and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140131093551.htm

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