Northern Research Station
December - Chilling Out
As you zip up your boots and wrap a scarf around your neck, you might be tempted to grumble about the cold. For forests, however, a few months in the freezer is not a bad thing. This month, our web features introduce an ecologist who has become inured to most any challenge Nature presents; research demonstrating how cold weather benefits forest ecosystems; and a partnership that is helping disease-tolerant American elm warm up to colder regions.
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
- More news releases...
- 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
- 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