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With Privet Gone, Native Plants and Pollinators Return

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery Group

Forests infested with privet invoke a kind of despair in people attuned to the problem of invasive plants. Privet invades a forest quickly, sprawling across the understory and growing into thickets that crowd out native plants and change the very

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Posted in Bottomland Hardwoods, Forest Operations, Invasive Plants, Restoration, Threats

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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Posted in Forest Health Protection, Insects and Diseases, Recreation, Threats

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