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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How will tree diseases react to climate change?

Under a changing climate, patterns of forest disturbance are expected to change, but how will forest diseases respond? A summary of scientific information that addresses this question is now available on the Internet at ht ...

dateMar 22, 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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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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