While in the office of our local arborist I noticed a book by the title of "It's Arborday Charlie Brown". Being a huge Peanuts fan I couldn't believe I missed that one. In searching for the book on the internet, I discovered there was also a "special" by the same name. Below I have post two clips from…Continue
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 –The U.S. Forest Service today unveiled a comprehensive series of maps that illustrate for the first time the crucial role forests play in sustaining the watersheds that are most important to the quality of American surface drinking water.
The Forests to Faucets interactive maps also identify the extent to which those…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on November 17, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
On a sunny California afternoon, fog rolls off the Pacific Ocean through a forest of old-growth coastal redwoods like dry ice wafting across a stage on cue. Massive, fluted columns rise into the sky, a natural Greek temple of wood in a setting so otherworldly that scenes from Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park have been filmed here. A veil of white mist diffuses the light, rays of which pierce the damp, dim forest; long, pointy fingers from above.
A colourful cast…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on November 16, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments
As a tree lover, I naturally enjoy products derived from trees. One product that contains the essence of "treeness" for me is maple syrup. It is sweet yet earthy at the same time. I try to buy the best syrup for that ultimate tree flavor. However, I was not fluent in the different classifications of syrup…Continue
The once unbroken forests that once stretched across vast swathes of North America are mostly gone, broken into pieces by cities, roads and farms. Now a new study attempts to quantify fragmented forests in the Eastern United States – and finds that privately-held lands may play a key role in keeping things together.
“Fragmentation is an ever-present threat to forest communities in the eastern United States,” Kurt H. Riitters and John W. Coulston of the U.S. Forest Service and James D.…Continue