USDA Forest Service

Comprehensive report on sudden oak death

Synthesizing more than 10 years of cooperative research on the exotic invasive, quarantine sudden oak death pathogen, the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) recently published "Sudden Oak Death ...

dateDec 27, 2010 in Ecology
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Some city trees may discourage 'shady' behavior

Along with energy conservation and storm-water reduction, scientists may soon be adding crime-fighting to the list of benefits that urban trees provide. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Environment
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The healing effects of forests

"Many people," says Dr. Eeva Karjalainen, of the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Metla, "feel relaxed and good when they are out in nature. But not many of us know that there is also scientific evidence about the healing ...

dateJul 23, 2010 in Health
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Invasive tallowtree spreading rapidly across Gulf coast

A study by a USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station scientist shows the numbers of nonnative Chinese tallowtree in Louisiana, Mississippi and east Texas grew by about 370 percent over a 16-year period. The spread of ...

dateJun 08, 2010 in Ecology
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