Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

“New Tree App Builds Partnerships Between Citizens and Scientists”

The University of Kentucky published a story this week about a new smartphone app which allows citizen scientists to upload pictures and information about critical tree species, including potential pest infestations and diseases for critical species like white oak. The app is designed to be easy to use.  According to…
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Upcoming webinar: Drought and Urban Forests

A webinar on the impacts of droughts on urban forests is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25 at 2 pm EDT.  It is being offered by the US Forest Service.  You can get more information on it at http://www.climatewebinars.net/webinars/drought-urbanforests. A brief description is shown below. Preregistration is not required. Recent droughts have…
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NRCS: Longleaf Pine Initiative

The National Resources Conservation Service has released a new implementation strategy for longleaf pine restoration that has some useful resources for foresters.  It describes the importance of longleaf pine communities in keeping ecosystem diversity and discusses plans for how to maintain and improve longleaf pine forests.  You can read more…
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