Developing seed on white ash (Fraxinus americana), 2006. Photo by Barb Boysen

What to do with Ash wood infested with Emerald Ash Borer?

Melissa Spearing In The News, Landowner, Seed Collector

  A recent newspaper article, “City, Fleming partner to address the Emerald Ash Borer and hazard trees” in Kawartha Lakes This Week (April 13, 2017), noted that, “If you have ash trees on your property that have been infested, it is best to destroy the wood”. ​The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) ​is spreading and killing many trees across Southern Ontario. …

Forestry in Trouble

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Here is some disturbing news about support for private forests. “Forestry is in trouble at every level” — Orillia Packet. Go to the article

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 …

Can scientists look at next year’s climate?

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Date: 2011-09-09 Contact: Stuart Wolpert Phone: (310) 206-0511 Email: LOS ANGELES — Is it possible to make valid climate predictions that go beyond weeks, months, even a year? UCLA atmospheric scientists report they have now made long-term climate forecasts that are among the best ever — predicting climate up to 16 months in advance, nearly twice the length of time …

UBC gains $32.6 million in funding

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UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive. Announced at an event in Edmonton on Tuesday and an event today at UBC’s Vancouver campus, the …

Aspens bust, diseased mice boom

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Decline of Western U.S. trees swells population of rodents that carry sin nombre virus By Susan MiliusWeb edition : Friday, January 7th, 2011 DANGEROUSLY CUTE Deer mice carrying a deadly virus are becoming more common in the West as a sudden and mysterious loss of aspen trees has effects rippling throughout the ecosystem, new research suggests. David Cappaert/Michigan State 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 …