Find out the latest in forest news in this week’s Forest Digest!
- Earlier snowmelt decreases streamflow, reduces forests’ ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide — Phys.org
According to a recently published study, drought- and climate-variability-induced early snowmelt each spring could potentially result in a reduction of forest carbon by as much as 45 percent by mid-century.
- 9 of the most unusual forests on Earth — Mother Nature Network
No two forests are the same, but some are particularly unusual! Check out this fun list of nine phenomenal forests throughout the world!
- The Effort to Restore Tropical Forests Gets a Massive Cutting Edge — Truthdig.org
New research reveals that effectively controlling lianas, a fast-growing vine, within forests can help to increase new and established tree growth, which could help mitigate climate change and increase biodiversity.
- Asian beetle threatens Adirondack forests that produce iconic baseball bats — North Country Public Radio
Emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle from Asia, infestations across New York state are wreaking havoc on groves of white ash trees in the Mohawk Valley and southern Adirondacks, an area known for producing iconic baseball bats.