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Webinar This Thursday: Talking to the General Public About Climate Change

        On July 23, the Climate Learning Network, which provides audiences of the Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) and other USDA regional climate hubs with information and technical support, announced its first webinar series. The second talk

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Planting Promise for Hemlocks

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery

On August 3, 15 young volunteers and U.S. Forest Service researchers worked in the hot sun at the Bent Creek Experimental Forest near Asheville, North Carolina, planting eastern hemlock tree seedlings for a biocontrol insectary. Participants from Boy Scout Troop 91

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Posted in Insects and Diseases, Threats

Planting Longleaf Pine Following Hurricane Disturbances

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery

Hurricanes and other major storms cause billions of dollars of damage to southern timber resources. If you add the increased risk of wildfire, insect infestations, and disease that accompany downed wood, you have millions of acres of forests vulnerable to further harm.

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Posted in Forest Landowners, Insects and Diseases, Longleaf Pines, Restoration, Threats