Northern Research Station
November Feature - Exploring What Lies Beneath
The forests we see are shaped by what lies beneath them. Northern Research Station science expands understanding of soils, the life it holds, and its influence on forest communities and even global carbon cycles.
This month, we highlight a scientist who reveals how underground systems work, research that shows how geologic history has shaped where oak forests flourish, and a partnership that fosters shared stewardship through a comprehensive mapping project.
Rooted in Research
The red pine forests of the western Great Lakes region aren't what they used to be.
The climate is warming, and forests are suffering from more frequent short-term droughts, potentially endangering the livelihoods of local communities dependent on a robust forest products industry, as well as local cultural values and many regional wildlife and plant species that depend on healthy, resilient forests.
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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- 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
- Tree pest's discovery in two new Minnesota counties shows ongoing nature of control efforts - Duluth News TribuneOctober 11, 2020
- Fire in the Forest: The Science and History of Prescribed Burns in the New Jersey Pine Barrens - Be Outdoors - Appalachian Mountain ClubSeptember 30, 2020
- Drought impacting timing of Maine's fall foliage season - Newscenter MaineSeptember 29, 2020
- Wild Food for All - Despite barriers, BIPOC foragers are reclaiming centuries-old traditions - Sierra MagazineSeptember 29, 2020
- Plant trees or let forests regrow? New studies probe two ways to fight climate change - Science MagazineSeptember 23, 2020