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USFS -2 days ago

Critical land change information enhances the understanding of carbon balance in the United States

Large-scale terrestrial carbon (C) estimating studies using methods such as atmospheric inversion, biogeochemical modeling, and field inventories have produced different results. The goal of this study was to integrate fine-scale processes including land use and land cover change into a large-scale ecosystem framework. We analyzed the terrestrial C budget of the conterminous United States from 197...

Springer -5 days ago

Tree diversity and carbon stocks in agroforestry systems in northern Ethiopia

Abstract Background Agroforestry (AF) is an ancient tradition in Ethiopian dryland farming system. Several studies have examined system design, soil fertility management and system interactions, but the biodiversity and mitigation aspects of climate change have received less focus. We assessed the diversity of woody species, biomass ...

EFI -6 days ago

FOREXT Friday 30 April 2021

The April FOREXT Friday focussed on Estonian forestry. Allar Luik from Erametsakeskus gave an overview of Estonian forestry and then talked about the important role which forest owners associations have in managing Estonian forests. Out of the the about 100 000 forest owners, approx. 15 000 are members in the forest owners associations. The benefits they get include one-on-one meetings with advis...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Dave Rollins retires after 44 years in timber

After nearly 44 years in the timber industry, Dave Rollins will soon wrap up his ‘gap year’ and retire to tend to his herb garden and enjoy more time with his family. Mr Rollins began his career in timber in 1976 in Cumming Bros sawmill timber yard, after taking a gap year from his university studies in agricultural science. While working there, he completed a four-year cadetship in timber thr...

FRI -2 weeks ago

Benefits of Site Preparation, Planting, Weeding, and Thinning | FGrOW Spring 2021 Webinar Series #7

Information about the series: Dick Dempster presents, "What are the benefits of site preparation, planting, weeding, and pre-commercial thinning on Lodgepole Pine performance in the Foothills of Alberta?" Abstract The Foothills Growth and Yield Association (FGYA) established the Regenerated Lodgepole Pine (RLP) trial in 2000 to moni...

CBD -2 weeks ago

'Teeming with biodiversity': green groups buy Belize forest to protect it 'in perpetuity'

These logs are historic," says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. "These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahogany and other hardwoods, left behind by the previous logging company."...

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

‘Teeming with biodiversity’: green groups buy Belize forest to protect it ‘in perpetuity’

Conservation organisations purchase 950 sq km biodiversity hotspot, helping to secure a vital wildlife corridor“These logs are historic,” says Elma Kay, standing in Belize Maya Forest, where she has been doing an inventory of felled trees. “These are the last logs that were cut here, for mahogany and other hardwoods, left behind by the previous logging company.”Trees will no longer be cut ...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Greenhouse gas emissions and removals from forest land, woodlands, and urban trees in the United States, 1990–2019

As a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States has reported an economy-wide inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals since the mid-1990s (U.S. EPA 2021). Forest land, harvested wood products (HWP), woodlands, and urban trees within the land sector collectively represent the largest net carbon (C) sink in the United States, of...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Modelling natural regeneration of European beech in Saxony, Germany: identifying factors influencing the occurrence and density of regeneration

Abstract The potential utilisation of natural regeneration of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) for forest conversion has received little attention to date. Ecological knowledge is necessary to understand and predict successful natural regeneration of beech. The objective of this study was to improve understanding of what drives the occurrence of beech regeneration and, once re...

USFS -3 weeks ago

Using phylogenetic diversity to explore the socioeconomic and ecological drivers of a tropical, coastal urban forest

<p>Relatively little is known about the dynamics of tropical urban forests, their phylogenetic diversity, as well as the socioeconomic and ecological factors that influence overall diversity across the urban landscape. However, permanent forest inventory and monitoring plot networks are increasingly being established across forests and cities of the world to monitor structural and functional...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Timber prices in China soar to new heights

Timber prices in China soared as imports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put much stress on companies in the sector. But experts predicted that the situation would ease as the pandemic wanes and conditions improve. Source: The Global Times “The COVID-19 pandemic keeps disrupting the timber sector’s logistics and imports have decreased at coastal and border ports,...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

University researcher finds a new way to predict future log prices

At a time when lumber prices are skyrocketing, an Oregon State University researcher has developed a new way to predict the future price of logs that uses readily accessible economic information. Source: Timberbiz “Log prices are really variable,” said Je! Reimer, a professor of applied economics at Oregon State. “That makes this a difficult business, whether you are land manager, mill ...

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