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TreeSnap Idea Wins Award

A proposal that would engage citizen-scientists via the treesnap.org web application wins a $10K award that would help scientists in locating potentially resistant trees. Tree-breeders and tree-propagators would then be recruited to help confirm genetic resistance and produce trees for restoration plantings. Read more: https://www.usendowment.org/dr-scott-merkles-idea-voted-most-likely-to-make-a-lasting-difference/

By | October 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on TreeSnap Idea Wins Award

Trees Killed by Invasives Release Huge Amounts of CO2

So many trees have been killed by invasive insects in the United States that the carbon released by them as they decay is the equivalent of adding 4.6 million cars to our roadways. Read more: https://weather.com/science/nature/news/2019-08-13-pests-devastate-trees-forests

By | October 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Trees Killed by Invasives Release Huge Amounts of CO2

Extreme Weather Makes HWA Worse

According to a new report, extreme weather events linked to climate change - like droughts and flooding - are making the problem even worse. Read more: https://whnt.com/2019/09/18/report-says-extreme-weather-making-invasive-insects-worse/

By | September 20th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Extreme Weather Makes HWA Worse

FRA 2019 Open House

Presentations during breakfast     Off on the field tour     New screening facility     Microscope room     Germination room     Screening room and incubators     Shade house     Green house  

By | September 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on FRA 2019 Open House

Lunch at Open House

We arranged to have a food truck at the station to provide a wide range of selections. See: https://www.facebook.com/fuegoMACuisine/ Remember the Open House is September 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By | August 27th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Lunch at Open House

FRA Invites You!

INVITATION You are invited to an Open House at the Mountain Research Station (MRS) highlighting hemlock work in North Carolina to combat the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive pest that is killing hemlocks throughout the eastern range of the tree. Save the date, Thursday September 5, 2019, for a tour of the facilities of [...]

By | August 2nd, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FRA Invites You!

Predicting Spread of Invasives with Less Data

Researchers at the Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University recently developed a new forecasting technology that can help predict the spread of invasives more quickly and easily than ever before. Read more: https://phys.org/news/2019-07-insect-pests-tracks.html

By | July 19th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Predicting Spread of Invasives with Less Data

Forest Fragmentation, Restoration and Invasive Species

Humans are largely responsible for increasing the range and distribution of pest species. As people continue to change the landscape by converting forest land for development, agriculture, and other uses, scientists are trying to understand the effect that such fragmentation will have on forest ecosystems, including their susceptibility to invasive pests. Read more: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2019/07/11/effects-of-forest-fragmentation-and-restoration-on-invasive-species/

By | July 16th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forest Fragmentation, Restoration and Invasive Species

Tree restoration most effective strategy for climate change mitigation

According to a study lead by Swiss climate change ecologist Thomas Crowther, "the restoration of trees remains among the most effective strategies for climate change mitigation." Read more:https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6448/76

By | July 7th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tree restoration most effective strategy for climate change mitigation

What it Takes to Bring Back a Near Mythical Tree

Sometimes reaching a height of more than 100 feet tall with trunk diameters often well over 10 feet, the American chestnut was the giant of the eastern U.S. forests. Read more: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2019/04/29/what-it-takes-bring-back-near-mythical-american-chestnut-trees

By | June 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on What it Takes to Bring Back a Near Mythical Tree