News tagged with maple

Mild winter triggers early maple sugar season

Lighter than normal snow accumulation, warmer than normal temperatures earlier in the season and an earlier than normal start of the maple syrup season are making some weather watchers wonder if there is a new “normal.”

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Ecology
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Seeing the forest under the trees

( -- Scientists recently discovered nitrogen that falls from the atmosphere in acid rain can influence large tracts of sugar maples in North America.

dateDec 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Lockheed Martin develops maple-seed-like drone

The seeds that drop from maple trees each fall, whirring softly to the ground like silent one-winged helicopters, are the inspiration for a new kind of flying machine that could be useful for military information-gathering.

dateAug 15, 2011 in Robotics
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Research maps out trade-offs between deer and timber

Since the 1950s, sustainability in northern hardwood forests was achieved by chopping down trees in small clumps to naturally make room for new ones to spring up. Early experiments with single-tree and group selection logging ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Ecology
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