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More on the fires in NC and GA

The smoke has cleared, at least temporarily, from Athens this morning and it smells less smoky, which means the plume is now going elsewhere.  Here are a couple of pictures of the Rough Ridge fire in northern GA which the NWS Peachtree City posted yesterday.  You can read more about…
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“Planting Healthy Air”

The Nature Conservancy has a new study about the value of planting trees in cities.  The study looked at both the impacts on reducing temperature in urban areas but also reducing particulates through absorption by the trees. You can read a description of the work at The Atlantic CityLab at…
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Forestry-related web resources

I’ve seen a few forestry-related resources in my email today that you might find useful or interesting.  I may add to the list later today once I get through all my email. Extension.org has a series of educational videos on proper tree planting techniques at http://articles.extension.org/pages/73966/tree-placement-and-planting-video-series. Information on taxes for…
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Congratulations to PINEMAP for NIFA 2016 Partnership Award

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced yesterday that PINEMAP (The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project) has received a 2016 Partnership Award for their Mission Integration of Research, Education and Extension.  The PINEMAP team from the University of Florida enabled Southern pine landowners to manage forests for increased…
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