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

TreeSnap app Help Scientists by Identifying Resilient Trees

Are you a tree lover with a smartphone? If so, you can help out scientists who are trying to breed stronger trees. Read more: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/citizen-science-salon/2019/04/26/survivors-in-the-forest-help-scientists-by-identifying-resilient-trees/#.XPa0x3dFw2z

By | June 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on TreeSnap app Help Scientists by Identifying Resilient Trees

Can genetic engineering save disappearing forests?

https://theconversation.com/can-genetic-engineering-save-disappearing-forests-109793?fbclid=IwAR2rW7ylu3Y0QOsAkmoG5KBYg1_Verp7HORfXpEp3lzl67xGZ-lUb3bI8Eg

By | May 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Can genetic engineering save disappearing forests?

Ben Smith Interviewed by Save Georgia’s Hemlocks

Dr. Ben Smith, Research Scholar with the Forest Restoration Alliance at North Carolina State University was this year’s keynote speaker at the 2018 Hemlock Camp Meeting of Save Georgia's Hemlocks. The title of Ben’s presentation was "The Quest for Adelgid-Resistant Hemlocks."  Here is an excerpt from an interview with Ben. Q: What got you interested [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Ben Smith Interviewed by Save Georgia’s Hemlocks

FRA Members Honored by NC Wildlife Federation

Bill Holman, Chair of the FRA Board of Advisers, was inducted into the NC Wildlife Federation Conservation Hall of Fame at their annual banquet September 28, 2018. "Holman exemplifies the passion and dedication of a lifelong conservationist. He served as director of the State Policy Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute, as executive director of [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|News|Comments Off on FRA Members Honored by NC Wildlife Federation

No end to the parade of pests killing our trees

North America’s trees have had to endure a seemingly endless cavalcade of diseases and dastardly creatures that have crippled some species, and nearly wiped out others. The list of assailants is a real murderers’ row of bugs and blights. Read more: http://www.toledoblade.com/MattMarkey/2018/09/01/No-end-to-the-parade-of-pests-killing-our-trees/stories/

By | September 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on No end to the parade of pests killing our trees

HRI Continues to Support FRA Through Volunteer Program

The Hemlock Restoration Initiative continues to support the work of the Forest Restoration Alliance by providing volunteers at the Mountain Research Station. For the full report see page 3 of the Hemlock Restoration Initiative Newsletter Spring 2018—Issue 1: http://savehemlocksnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/HRI-Spring-2018-Newsletter.pdf

By | July 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on HRI Continues to Support FRA Through Volunteer Program

Saving the Legacy of Hemlocks in the Southeast

This link to the Hemlock Tribune, the New York State Hemlock Initiative newletter, includes an article describing the work of the Forest Restoration Alliance: https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/blogs.cornell.edu/dist/f/7151/files/2017/10/NYSHI_Newsletter_Winter_2017_18-tq41wm.pdf

By | July 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Saving the Legacy of Hemlocks in the Southeast

Conserving Eastern Hemlock

Combining Genetics & Climate Change Models to Assess Conservation Needs Read more: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2017/11/16/combining-genetics-and-climate-change-models-to-assess-the-conservation-needs-of-eastern-hemlock/

By | July 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Conserving Eastern Hemlock

Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock

Existing as a limited number of small and isolated populations, Carolina hemlock has insufficient gene flow to avoid widespread genetic drift and inbreeding, despite having the capacity to disperse pollen and seed relatively long distances by wind. These results have important conservation implications for this imperiled species. Read more: http://threatenedforests.com/wp-content/uploads/Potter-et-al.-2017-TGG-13-105.pdf Read more: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2017/11/14/carolina-hemlock-populations-isolated-and-imperiled/  

By | June 28th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Population isolation results in unexpectedly high differentiation in Carolina hemlock