ARS scientists seek answers from Spotted Lanternfly dispersal

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ARS scientists seek answers from Spotted Lanternfly dispersal

WASHINGTON — The black spots and beautiful colors can be deceiving. At first glance, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is a beautiful insect whose colors mimic the beloved ladybug with its polka-dotted outer wings and red hind wing. But this is not the family-friendly insect that people love to see crawling on their wrist or

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Secret weapon to stop invasive honeysuckle: Satellites

One common invasive species is so widespread that you can see it from space. The University of Cincinnati found that satellite imagery can identify nonnative and invasive Amur honeysuckle, an ornamental shrub introduced from Asia that has spread in forests across much of the United States. READ MORE [photo by Denis Conover]

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Can Vermont’s Forests Help Save the Planet?

The Cold Hollow Carbon project in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is the first co-op model in the country to successfully enter a voluntary carbon market. By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund   Long valued for timber, recreation, wildlife habitat, and solace, Vermont’s forests are being recognized for providing another, more

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In a warming world, New England’s trees are storing more carbon

by Clarisse Hart, The Harvard Gazette Climate change has increased the productivity of forests, according to a new study that synthesizes hundreds of thousands of carbon observations collected over the last quarter century at the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research site, one of the most intensively studied forests in the world. The study, published today

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Delineating tree crowns using unmanned aerial imagery

Finding is important for precision forestry, natural resource management DURHAM, N.H. — In a new study, University of New Hampshire researchers have concluded that when assessing forest imagery collected by unmanned aerial systems, an alternative method of delineating individual forest tree crowns within those images is more accurate than the most commonly used method, the

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Pine wood fiber shows promise as growing material

UNH plant research holds promise for NH’s $32.9 million floriculture industry DURHAM, N.H. — Increasing transportation costs, concerns over the environmental sustainability of peat harvesting processes, and occasional shortages of peat and perlite have increased the need for alternative growing materials, which are called substrates, for ornamental plant growers. New research from the University of

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Making the most of a tree epidemic

Emerald ash borer larvae is removed from an ash tree in Saugerties, N.Y. AP Photo/Mike Groll Sasa Zivkovic, Cornell University and Leslie Lok, Cornell University A large portion of North America’s 8.7 billion ash trees are now infested by a beetle called the emerald ash borer. Since its discovery in the U.S. in 2002, the

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USDA Declares August Tree Check Month

Urges Public to Look For Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle and Not Move Firewood WASHINGTON, July 23, 2020 —August is the peak time of year to spot the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) as adults emerge from trees. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring August as ‘Tree Check Month.’ Checking trees for the

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Common Invasive Plants of Vermont

This link will take you to a recorded webinar presented by Woods, Wildlife, Warblers in 2019. The first day of spring is perhaps a great time to share this with you. As the trees begin to bud and green out, invasives can often be spotted. Get reacquainted through the webinar with the common invasive plants

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