The 2012 Farm Bill reauthorization process has begun! Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a Farm Bill conservation hearing, which focused on strengthening conservation in the 2012 Farm Bill.Read More >Categories: News News for Forest Landowners Policy
Sifrhippus, Tricholaema diademata, and Dendroctonus ponderosae make headlines this week. Here's your tree news from around the world, including news that beetle-killed lodgepole pine needles ignite three times faster than those of living trees.Read More >Categories: Week in Trees
The PLT GreenSchools! program is built on partnerships, and one of our key partners since the program’s beginning in 2009 has been the U.S. Forest Service, which has provided funding and staff expertise every step of the way.Read More >Categories: Environmental Education PLT GreenSchools!
What does the closing of 1,009 sawmills and the loss of 294,000 full-time jobs mean for the future of the forest products industry? the decline of the forest sector has serious implications for forest health and the future of America’s forests.Read More >Categories: News Opinion Policy
A silent killer is blazing a trail through the Appalachians, leaving countless dead hemlocks in its wake. The assassin is a tiny invasive insect from Japan, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). The Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests (ASTF) aims to develop trees resistant to adelgids and offers a future for hemlocks in natural settings and the nursery/landscape industry.Read More >Categories: Resources for Forest Landowners