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timberbiz -5 hours ago

VicForest assessing proposed harvesting in Warburton

VicForests is investigating the suitability of a coupe (Apu) in Warburton for harvest. As part of this process VicForests is consulting with the Warburton community and conducting surveys and studies of the area. Source: Timberbiz Consultation with community is integral for VicForests’ planning process for any harvesting activity. VicForests continues to consult with the Warburton community ...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

WPMA blames demise of mills on a distorted market

Brian Stanley New Zealand’s Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association chair penned an open letter to express its deeply felt regrets regarding the announcement of intent of closure of another wood processing mill in New Zealand and the loss of yet more jobs in the regions. Source: Timberbiz Mr Stanley said that the New Zealand government is fully aware that the demise of wood processing fir...

timberbiz -5 hours ago

Fire recovery process will show the industry’s resilience

One thing you can be certain of in the timber industry is that you would have experienced fire before. Some fires are worse than others and fires have significant impacts on the industry, whether it be plantation or native based. However, even if impacted upon, it does not mean the industry is over or the consequences will be irreparable. Source: Timberbiz Forest industries in Queensland, NSW...

Springer -19 hours ago

Intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) in Pinus nigra (J. F. Arnold) at high-elevation in the central Apennines (Italy)

Abstract Although wood anatomical features can provide yearly resolved climatic information at sub-seasonal resolution, the occurrence of intra-annual density fluctuations (IADFs) might be triggered by several abiotic factors under different ecological settings. Here, we use information on cambial age and tree-ring width to standardize the frequency of IADFs in European black pin...

Mongabay -yesterday

Sri Lanka’s divine pests: Peafowl problem calls for human action (Commentary)

What is a pest? It implies a value judgment: harmful to whom? A pigeon is not harmful to the pigeon hawk. But let feral populations multiply in cities, where they and their nests foul human structures, and they are considered pests. Tourists pay to see wild elephants and monkeys, but when they come into your […]...

Elsevier -3 days ago

Maternal effects should be considered in the establishment of forestry plantations

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): María Vivas, Michael J. Wingfield, Bernard SlippersAbstractBreeding strategies for plants focus on the genetic influence on their phenotypes. However, the phenotype is not only the outcome of the genotype or the environmental conditions under which plants grow. It is important to also recognise that the mat...

Springer -4 days ago

Carbon and nitrogen accumulation within four black walnut alley cropping sites across Missouri and Arkansas, USA

Abstract Agroforestry systems that integrate useful long-lived trees have been recognized for their potential in mitigating the accumulation of atmospheric fossil fuel-derived carbon (C). Black walnut (Juglans nigra) is frequently planted and cultivated in North America for its valuable lumber and edible nuts, and is highly amenable to the integration of understory crops or lives...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Predicting carbon sequestration of woody biomass following land restoration

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Keryn I. Paul, Stephen H. RoxburghAbstractLand restoration through planting native species or facilitating natural regeneration may provide opportunities for sequestration of biomass carbon in many regions where woody vegetation has been cleared or largely supressed. Australia provides a good case study of h...

Elsevier -4 days ago

Mixed-effects generalized height–diameter model for young silver birch stands on post-agricultural lands

Publication date: 15 March 2020Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 460Author(s): Karol Bronisz, Lauri MehtätaloAbstractThe purpose of creating regression equations is often to predict unmeasured features based upon more easily obtainable ones. Species-specific height–diameter (H–D) models of trees are an example of this situation and can be defined as either simple or generalized. S...

CIFOR -4 days ago

So long tumultuous teens: High hopes for forests in the 2020s

Potential for protective green economy and government policies offer promise...

The Guardian -4 days ago

Country diary: could alder wood wasps be breathing new life into an old friend?

Abbeydale, South Yorkshire: A much-loved tree may have gone, but dozens of small holes drilled up its trunk make me think a new chapter is about to beginWhen Jim died, we decided, having talked it through with the neighbours, to leave him where he was in the garden. Our friend had been good to us in life and there was no reason to assume that would change. Jim was a tree, a common alder, although ...

USFS -4 days ago

After the fire: Perceptions of land use planning to reduce wildfire risk in eight communities across the United States

Wildfires are increasingly common in the United States, the result of climate change, altered wildfire regimes, and expanding residential development in close proximity to wildland vegetation. Both suppression expenditures and damages are increasing as a result. Accelerating wildfire losses have been observed in other countries as well: Australia, Canada, Chile, Greece, and Portugal have all exper...

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