Northern Research Station
March Feature - Water
In the Northeast and Midwest, water begins trickling back into our consciousness in March as snow melts and ice begins to loosen its hold on ponds and lakes. This month, our feature stories are all about water, from a scientist interested in hydro-ecology to research on the effects of a saltwater inundation on urban trees to a partnership aimed at improving aquatic habitat.
Rooted in Research
Oak-dominated ecosystems in the eastern United States rely on periodic fire to create conditions that are conducive to oak regeneration. However, concern about reducing timber quality has made some managers wary of using fire as a management tool. A team of Northern Research Station scientists, foresters, and ecologists are collaborating to assess timber quality by inventorying trees across multiple national forests that have varied prescribed fire histories.
2020 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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- Baltimore church converts neglected urban forest into ‘peace park’ - Chesapeake Bay JournalMarch 3, 2021
- Invasive Insects and Diseases Are Killing Our Forests - New York TimesFebruary 6, 2021
- 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