USDA Forest Service

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
shares0 comments 0

Red spruce reviving in New England, but why?

In the 1970s, red spruce was the forest equivalent of a canary in the coal mine, signaling that acid rain was damaging forests and that some species, especially red spruce, were particularly sensitive to this human induced ...

dateAug 30, 2013 in Environment
shares0 comments 4

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
shares0 comments 0

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 (PNW) and ...

dateNov 01, 2010 in Environment
shares0 comments 1