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

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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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The Birds of Hubbard Brook

Scientists have been studying birds continuously at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest since 1969, compiling one of the most detailed studies of neotropical migratory birds in North America. Filmmaker Ben Silberfarb spends time with scientists in the field, and shows how their insights inform work by groups such as Audubon Vermont, Vermont Woodlands Association and The American Forest Foundation, who are

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