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CEPI -16 hours ago

Enhancing the EU forest policy framework through a stronger EU forest strategy post 2020

Cepi position on the new EU Forest Strategy post-2020                                                            European forests and the forest-based sector provide multiple solutions that contribute to Europe’s part in keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees by strengthening its role in the circular bioeconomy. The Confederation of Euro...

USFS -2 days ago

Dynamics of improved loblolly pine plantations and the implications for modeling growth of improved stands

A study was initiated to examine the dynamics of genetically improved loblolly pine plantations and to develop guidelines for Incorporating the effects of genetic Improvement Into various types of growth and yield models for loblolly pine plantations. The limited data base from stands of Improved stock d lctated that any model Ing effort concentrate on the synthesis of fragmented Information from ...

USFS -2 days ago

The behavior and control of understory hardwoods in loblolly pine stands

Ecologicall y the forests of pure or nearly pure southern pine that r ange so extensively along the central and southern Atlantic coastal r egion are sub-climax types . Thus the natural tendency is for our pine fo r ests to be r eplaced eventually by the climax hardwood species : maple, beech, oaks , and hickories . <br>...

USFS -2 days ago

Growth and yield models- using them effectively and responsibly

Growth and yield models generally belong to one of four classes: whole stand models, diameter distribution models, individual tree models, and height-diameter models. These model classes are similar in the types of input information and computer hardware required for execution. They differ primarily in the mathematical formulation employed in their construction. To build a useful model and use if ...

USFS -2 days ago

Hurricane Hugo effects on old-growth floodplain forest communities at Four Holes Swamp, South Carolina

We assessed hurricane damage and mortality of 1233 canopy trees( ≥6 in dbh) in sixteen plots within the old growth floodplain forest in Four Hole Swamp. Sixty percent of the trees sustained major damage, and 22 % had died within two growing seasons as a result of the hurricane. Higher elevation Ridge Bottom forest plots sustained the greatest damage (81 %) and highest mortality (47%), while the ...

The Guardian -5 days ago

NSW land-clearing approvals increased 13-fold since laws relaxed in 2016

Independent MP calls for approvals pause as Natural Resources Commission report shows more than 37,000ha approved last yearLand-clearing approvals in New South Wales have increased nearly 13-fold since the Coalition government relaxed laws in 2016, according to a secret report to the state cabinet by its Natural Resources Commission.The report, marked “Cabinet in Confidence”, was commissioned ...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Does timber harvesting make forests more flammable?

Some ecologists and conservationists, opposed to timber harvesting, are trying to use bushfire disasters as a lever to stop native forest harvesting, but their case is based on opinion, beliefs and selective science. Sources: Hon Assoc Prof Kevin Tolhurst AM, Fire Ecology and Management, University of Melbourne Prof Jerry Vanclay, Sustainable Forestry, Southern Cross University A 2016 study of ove...

timberbiz -5 days ago

Opinion: Mark Poynter on why flawed scientists are creating havoc in forestry

Last week, a disparate group of 19 scientists presented an ‘open letter’ to the Parliament of Australia calling for an immediate nationwide cessation of all native forest timber production as a response “to the climate, fire, drought and biodiversity loss crises” sparked by this summer’s extensive bushfires. Source: Mark Poynter Amongst the 19 scientists were seven fr...

USFS -5 days ago

Climate associations with headwater streamflow in managed forests over 16 years and projections of future dry headwater stream channels

Integrating climate-smart principles into riparian and upland forest management can facilitate effective and efficient land use and conservation planning. Emerging values of forested headwater streams can help forge these links, yet climate effects on headwaters are little studied. We assessed associations of headwater discontinuous streams with climate metrics, watershed size, and forest-harvest ...

iForest -5 days ago

Research Articles: Using field and nursery treatments to establish Quercus suber seedlings in Mediterranean degraded shrubland

Muñoz-Rengifo J, Chirino E, Cerdán V, Martínez J, Fosado O, Vilagrosa AUSING FIELD AND NURSERY TREATMENTS TO ESTABLISH QUERCUS SUBER SEEDLINGS IN MEDITERRANEAN DEGRADED SHRUBLANDAbstract: Cork oak (Quercus suber L.) is a suitable species for restoring Mediterranean ecosystems due to its capacity to resprout after wildfires and its economic importance for the use of cork. Several studies have fo...

Mongabay -5 days ago

National parks in Africa shutter over COVID-19 threat to great apes

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo shut its doors to tourists this week in an attempt to protect its great apes from possibly being infected by the novel coronavirus. The park, which hosts one of the last remaining populations of the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei), will remain closed until June 1. […]...

ScienceDaily -6 days ago

Wildfire perceptions largely positive after hiking in a burned landscape

Results from pre- and post-hike surveys of a burned landscape indicate that people understand and appreciate the role of fire in natural landscapes more than is perceived....

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