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2013 Research Highlights

Check out our 2013 Research Highlights, focusing on Science for a Healthy Environment and Better Quality of Life.

December 2014 - Trees of the Season

December in the Northeast and Midwest can be stark. Autumn’s red, gold, and orange hues are long gone, replaced by shades of black, white and gray. It is at this time of year that we are particularly thankful for the muted green relief of firs, pines and spruce trees throughout the landscape.  We may not be the only civilization to appreciate the seasonal color: ancient peoples decorated their doors and windows with evergreen boughs in winter as a reminder that the sun and green plants would return. In the 1500s, the tradition of bringing a live Christmas tree into the home began in Germany.

This month we feature a scientist, research, a product, and a partnership all relating to the trees of the season. 

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