Tag: "timber" at biology news
Study: Emission of smog ingredients from trees is increasing rapidly
...lantations used for their fast-growing supplies of timber
have proven to be havens for sweetgum trees, which are major producers of VOCs. Indeed, virtually every tree that grows fast -- a desirable quality for forestry production -- is a heavy emitter of VOCs. "It's just one of those biological correlations...
Poplar DNA code cracked -- a step in combating global warming?
...w tree varieties can be produced that have a finer timber
quality. Wood is also the principal material for paper production, and Wout Boerjan and his team are investigating which genes are crucial to the formation of wood and how they might optimize the structure and composition of wood to improve the produ...
New fumigant to replace gas that damages ozone layer
...re effective than methyl bromide in treating soil, timber
and imported feed for livestock. "This agreement i...EDN is also more effective in penetrating soil and timber
and more effective than methyl bromide in killing unwanted insects, moulds, bacteria and nematodes,"...
For Africa's valuable mahoganies, it's the soil, stupid
...nce between justifying reuse of a given forest for timber
production, or converting it for other uses, such as agriculture," said the study's lead author, Dr. Jefferson Hall, a WCS conservationist. Hall also believes the implications of this study on "green" certified timber, which require regeneration of ...
New England forests at greater risk from air pollution
...er forest growth. "While forests are important for timber
production, they are also important for maintaining watersheds and protecting biodiversity," says Will-Wolf. "This ability may be impaired under certain conditions." Recognizing the potential of these plants to signal changes in the environment, the ...
Global competition closes Texas sawmills/paper mills
...esent serious challenges, Foster said. For Texas, timber
represents $12.9 billion in direct industry output...emain positive about the outlook of the East Texas timber
industry. The remaining larger mills are modern and efficient. East Texas produces some of the highe...
Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts
...owly degraded over the last 35 years by a trend of timber
extraction followed by agriculture. Timber operat...the most valuable species out of the forest. Once timber
roads are put into place, the forests are often subject to destructive slash-and burn agriculture pr...
Chestnut trees to spread across landscape again, says Purdue scientist
... American chestnut, an important wildlife tree and timber
resource that dominated the landscape from Maine t...als and birds." It also was a highly prized timber
tree, he said. "Chestnut is an extremely rot-resistant wood," Jacobs said. "Its rot-resist...
Policy review in Science calls for Bush Administration to protect wild salmon
... legal and political pressures from landowners and timber
interests. A substantial fraction of the salmon populations currently listed under the Endangered Species Act in the Northwest are in immediate danger of being delisted not because they are recovering but because their status and presence potential...
Leave land alone following natural disasters, say researchers
...omic losses by salvage harvesting large volumes of timber
in the affected area, but this philosophy needs to be reexamined, said Dr. Fiona Schmiegelow, who co-authored a paper just published in the prestigious journal Science. Schmiegelow and the rest of the research team, led by Dr. David Lindenmayer from...
University of Delaware lays keel for new research vessel
...e made of wood, the laying of the keel -- the long timber
forming the ship's "backbone" -- was the first step in building a new vessel. In modern ship construction, the keel is no longer the principal structural component. However, shipbuilders still honor the keel-laying tradition. The new ship will replac...
Congo plans to safeguard biodiversity with new protected areas
...ped in the development of wildlife conservation in timber
concessions, and the promotion of community-based natural resource management in the Lac Tele Community Reserve. The Republic of Congo and the Wildlife Conservation Society are also part of an international group called the Congo Basin Forest Partn...
Professor uses satellites to protect Amazon forests, global climate
...s developing a remote-sensing system for measuring timber
harvests and deforestation. Satellite images focus...other 7,000 to 15,000 square kilometers is lost to timber
harvesting, resulting in up to 30,000 square kilometers of forest degradation each year. "This is mu...
War on termites heats up with worlds largest test site
...scussions on developing local training schemes for timber
pest management," he says. Since the banning of or...C for Wood Innovation, Professor Peter Vinden says timber
is the one of the few renewable construction materials, so our research is directed to maximising ti...
New book says Northwest salmon could face same fate as those in Northeast, England
...ish was simply dumped. Actions such as harvesting timber
along riverbanks and installing impervious paved surfaces turned gentle runoff into torrents that scoured the gravel from spawning beds. Residential development brought flood-control measures that straightened river channels and changed them from qui...
SRS research highlights from the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Symposium
...groups to small declining ones are necessary until timber
management programs produce and maintain the forest structure needed by red-cockaded woodpeckers. This structure is, again, that of the historic pine stands--an open canopy of large pines with little or no midstory and an abundant and diverse groundc...
World-first Australian truffle find
...native plants, and break down the tough Australian timber
to form fertile new soil. They create hollows in logs where birds and animals can nest, and turn hard wood into food for insects. Many eucalypts, wattles and sheoaks depend critically on certain fungi, making them a primary factor in the survival and...
To thin or not to thin
... of most plantations was to produce high yields of timber
and associated wood products. This management goal dramatically shifted for millions of acres of young forests on federal lands with the adoption of the Northwest Forest Plan in 1994. Many dense, young forests were incorporated into a network of larg...
Space Shuttle returns first soybeans grown on Space Station in commercial farming experiment
...production in plants has broad applications in the timber
and pharmaceutical industries." Plants need lignin for strength to stand upright under the force of Earth's gravity. But this chemical must be removed to produce paper -- a costly process that results in pollution. Reducing the lignin content of plan...
Planting time for forest trees branches out to new seasons
...out the same height." Uniformity is important for timber
companies that seek trees of similar size for ease of processing, he explained. "When the forest products industry finds a good performing tree, they want its offspring to be just like it," Messina said. "So, they use vegetative propagation - taking...
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