Forest Digest: January 7, 2018
Previously, little to no data existed on the effects wildfire and forest management practices have on native bee species, but thanks to scientists and technicians at Oregon State University, that’s starting to change.
How to protect your yard in freezing temperatures – The Florida Times-Union
The majority of the country is currently battling freezing temperatures, and southern states are seeing record lows. While a hard freeze can kill weeds and reduce pest problems, colder weather than normal puts plants at risk. Read these tips to find out how to take care of your plants before and after a freeze.
Save money, feel healthier and be happier – all while helping the environment! These resolutions are the perfect way to boost your green power this year. Bonus: you’ll save money and feel healthier, too.
One million more dead trees in Calaveras – Recordnet.com
In California, bark beetle devastation continues even after droughts, bringing the total number of trees lost in Calaveras County since 2014 to about 3.3 million.
Good news for spotted owls – and thinning projects – Payson Roundup
Mexican spotted owls love the thickets of trees on the watershed of a reservoir in Payson, AZ. However, their dependence on the dense forests has delayed thinning projects necessary to prevent megafires in the area. A new study found that the owls do just as fine in thinner forests, as long as they still have groups of tall trees, making them (and the project) more adaptable.
Green space map to help preserve Olentangy River watershed – The Columbus Dispatch
As development pressure increases in Columbus, OH, the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed group want to make sure natural space around the river is protected.
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