"Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds"

"In the 1980s, an ecologist named Thomas Lovejoy conducted an unusual experiment in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest. As loggers moved in with chain saws to clear trees for cattle pasture north of Manaus, he asked them to leave untouched several small “islands” of forest to see how the animals within them fared."

Source: NY Times, 08/23/2017
October 13, 2017

Tree Canopy Conference: Green Infrastructure in the Urbanized Environment

With an alarming spread of blights, infestations, and extreme weather affecting trees, Morris Arboretum at University of Pennsylvania is holding a one-day event in Haverford (a suburb of Philadelphia) to discuss the challenges facing and successful strategies available to communities responsible for maintaining a healthy tree canopy.


Climate Explodes Larch Beetle Numbers, Transforming Minnesota Forests

"Eastern larch beetles, tiny burrowing bugs native to Minnesota, are exploding in number across the state’s northern forest and have killed or damaged about a third of the state’s tamarack trees — one of the first clear signs of a rapidly changing climate."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 08/15/2017


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