January 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

See what’s happened this past week in the world of forestry!

Does wildfire create home sweet home for bees?Crosscut

Previously, little to no data existed on the effects wildfire and forest management practices have on native bee species, but thanks to scientists and technicians at Oregon State University, that’s starting to change.

How to protect your yard in freezing temperaturesThe Florida Times-Union

The majority of the country is currently battling freezing temperatures, and southern states are seeing record lows. While a hard freeze can kill weeds and reduce pest problems, colder weather than normal puts plants at risk. Read these tips to find out how to take care of your plants before and after a freeze.

Eight New Year’s resolutions for a greener 2018GreenUP

Save money, feel healthier and be happier – all while helping the environment! These resolutions are the perfect way to boost your green power this year. Bonus: you’ll save money and feel healthier, too.

One million more dead trees in Calaveras – Recordnet.com

In California, bark beetle devastation continues even after droughts, bringing the total number of trees lost in Calaveras County since 2014 to about 3.3 million.

Good news for spotted owls – and thinning projectsPayson Roundup

Mexican spotted owls love the thickets of trees on the watershed of a reservoir in Payson, AZ. However, their dependence on the dense forests has delayed thinning projects necessary to prevent megafires in the area. A new study found that the owls do just as fine in thinner forests, as long as they still have groups of tall trees, making them (and the project) more adaptable.

Green space map to help preserve Olentangy River watershedThe Columbus Dispatch

As development pressure increases in Columbus, OH, the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed group want to make sure natural space around the river is protected.