A Cornell blog site that has information that may be helpful
Added by Lew Ward on April 15, 2020 at 2:13pm — No Comments
A particularly insightful article that introduces us to the complexity of the science of forestry, climate change, and carbon sequestration. Few articles integrate the the numerous studies that seemingly contradict each other, but I think we need more integrative science for an accurate assessment of the current situation. …Continue
Added by Lew Ward on October 13, 2019 at 9:52am — No Comments
"In addition to cleaning the air and water, forests hold a tremendous amount of sequestered carbon. When trees die and then decay on the forest floor, that carbon is released into the atmosphere, a phenomenon that is one of the drivers of climate change. A first-of-its-kind study by a team that included the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and Purdue University scientists finds that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of…Continue
Added by Lew Ward on September 20, 2019 at 1:35pm — No Comments
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The role of sustainably managed forests in climate change mitigation.
Steven Ruddell R. Sampson Matt Smith R. Giffen James Cathcart John Hagan Daniel Sosland John Godbee John Heissenbuttel Stephen Lovett ... Show more
Journal of Forestry, Volume 105, Issue 6, September 2007, Pages 314–319, https://doi.org/10.1093/jof/105.6.314
Published: 01 September 2007
See the pdf in the link.
An early paper on managing forests for…
Added by Lew Ward on July 5, 2019 at 4:26pm — No Comments
"The report recommends:
• Afforestation of around 30,000 hectares per year (increasing woodland cover from the current 13% of UK land area to 17%), combining this with an increase in active woodland management, increases the net forestry…Continue
Added by Lew Ward on May 26, 2019 at 10:18am — No Comments
A New Silent Spring: Where Are the Turkeys?
"That habitat is declining, including on our national forests. The acreage of timber harvested on federal land has fallen dramatically in the last 30 years, thanks mostly to environmentalists. The mere mention of cutting a tree in a national forest is often met with a lawsuit, even though timber harvest ultimately results in outstanding wildlife habitat. Even private landowners are cutting fewer trees.
Those that do often replace…Continue
Added by Lew Ward on May 6, 2019 at 8:47am — No Comments
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Developing an Understanding of Carbon Sequestration-Northeastern Woodlands
It was suggested by Brett Chedzoy that I develop a blog on the issue of carbon sequestration as it applied to forests and forest management decisions. Much of the emerging forestry science on the subject is counter-intuitive and perhaps that is what leads to the confusion. The other confusing issues are that carbon production/release, carbon sequestration, and climate change are…Continue
Added by Lew Ward on April 9, 2019 at 2:39pm — No Comments
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Decline of Garlic Mustard @ 5:14
Added by Lew Ward on January 12, 2018 at 12:44am — No Comments