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Where Does That Infested Firewood Come From?

by Jane Hodgins, Northern Research Station

The spread of damaging invasive forest pests such as the emerald ash borer is only partially powered by the insects’ own wings. People moving firewood for camping can hasten and widen the spread of insects and resulting forest destruction. A new U.S. Forest

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Jennifer Knoepp Named Soil Science Society of America Fellow

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

U.S. Forest Service scientist Jennifer Knoepp was recently selected as a Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Fellow for 2014.  Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by SSSA, an international scientific society whose more than 6,000 members are dedicated to

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Posted in Experimental Forests, Forest Operations, Forest Watersheds, Threats

Cogongrass Invades the South

by Stephanie Worley Firley

It grows on every continent except Antarctica and has earned a reputation as one of the worst weeds on earth. Now, according to U.S. Forest Service emeritus scientist Jim Miller, cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is one of the most threatening invasive

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