Northern Research Station
January Feature - Looking to the Future
Thinking about the future is an inherent component of natural resource management. Forest management actions taken today shape the forests of tomorrow, but not all factors that influence forests are under managers’ control. This month we feature a scientist with a mission to detect tree stress even before there are visible signs, research that uses futuring tools to identify drivers of forest change over the next 20 years, and a partnership of scientists and managers aiming to help an urban park adapt to an uncertain future.
Rooted in Research
Scattered throughout the Midwest and elsewhere in North America, pine barrens communities occur on sandy, infertile soils and are characterized by low tree density and an understory of grasses and other fire-dependent species. These communities are highly important as refugia for many threatened, endangered, and sensitive species, including sharp-tailed grouse and several butterflies.
2019 Research Highlights
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- Voices of Maple Nation - USDA Forest Service Tribal Relations BlogMarch 25, 2020
- Why the Trees Outside Forests Count - USDA BlogMarch 11, 2020
- After a Blight, the Trees that Survived Need Your Help - USDA BlogFebruary 25, 2020
- Seeing the Urban Forest for the Trees - Taylor Quality GuitarsJanuary 13, 2020
- A Walk in the Woods - 17 Years Later - Short Stories About Long Term ResearchNovember 19, 2019
- Trees can do the Dirty Work of Waste Cleanup - USDA BlogAugust 30, 2019
- Podcast: London Plane Trees: More than Just the Hostas of Street Trees? - Urban Wildlife PodcastJune 25, 2019
- Invasion by Non-native Insects Expected to Increase 36 percent Worldwide by 2050October 1, 2020
- In the Arctic, Extreme Air Pollution Kills Trees, Limits Growth by Reducing SunlightSeptember 29, 2020
- Tree Planting has Potential to Increase Carbon Sequestration Capacity on the Nation's ForestsSeptember 21, 2020
- A Small Bird's Return to Missouri Stems from Forest Restoration CollaborationSeptember 1, 2020
- Large Lot Program demonstrates the power of private land stewardship in addressing urban vacancyJuly 10, 2020
- Study in Philadelphia Links Growth in Tree Canopy to Decrease in Human MortalityJune 16, 2020
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- Movement turns abandoned housing into beautiful furniture, fighting climate change and growing jobs in the process - CBS This Morning - SaturdayDecember 12, 2020
- A Warming Planet Makes Northeastern Forests More Susceptible to Western-Style Wildfires - Inside Climate NewsNovember 25, 2020
- Wisconsin Northwoods: Wildfire Reflections & Sustainable Management - Sustain DaneNovember 23, 2020
- Can an ambitious breeding effort save North America`s ash trees? - Science MagazineNovember 12, 2020
- A beginner's guide to urban foraging - Mashable SE AsiaNovember 12, 2020
- For a Daughter of Immigrants, American Soil Offers Plenty to Forage - How I learned to break through the green wall - zora.mediumNovember 11, 2020
- Public-Private Partnership To Conserve Imperiled Butternut - WBIW - South Central IndianaOctober 26, 2020