Death of Hemlock Trees Yields New Life for Hardwood Trees, but at What Cost to the Ecosystem?

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Dec. 20, 2012 — Due to the introduction of exotic pests and pathogens, tree species are being eliminated one by one from forest ecosystems. In some cases, scientists can observe immediately how their loss affects the environment, whereas in other cases, creative puzzle solving and analysis reveal unexpected repercussions. In the case of the loss of the hemlock tree, University …

Canada’s jack pine tree holds secrets

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Canada’s jack pine tree holds secrets in Branches By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News December 28, 2010 It’s arguably Canada’s most recognizable artwork, a classic Tom Thomson landscape showing a lonely tree with drooping branches, toughing out its fragile existence on a rocky, northern lakeshore. But The Jack Pine, a priceless public treasure that’s been on permanent display in the National …