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Southeastern fires by satellite

NASA posted a new photo of fires that are burning around the Southeast.  Many of these fires are prescribed burns for people clearing land in preparation for field work.  Others are wildfires which have grown due to recent dry conditions.  You can read about the latest photo and view it…
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“A Secret Forest Grew for Millennia in North America Without Anyone Noticing”

Atlas Obscura had a fascinating story last year about some centuries-old trees found in the most unexpected place:  growing out of cliffs along the Niagara escarpment.  Because these trees don’t get very large due to their extreme exposure and difficult growing conditions, no one knew how old the trees were until a…
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New SREL newsletter provides information on forestry opportunities around the South

The latest Southern Regional Extension Forestry newsletter has been released, and it provides information on a number of opportunities for forest-related webinars, grants and some new experts that are available to help with forestry issues around the region.  There’s also a new snake identification website which is discussed in the…
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PINEMAP wins partnership award

The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project, better known as PINEMAP, began in 2012 when Tim Martin, professor of tree physiology at the University of Florida, along with representatives from 11 southeastern land-grant universities and a host of other research cooperatives, proposed a five-year research project to determine…
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“The Southeast is becoming a wildfire hotspot”

While most people think of wildfires as a Western phenomenon, events this year have pointed out that the Southeast is also an area that is ripe for wildfires.  An recent article by Lyndsey Gilpin at http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-southeast-is-becoming-a-wildfire-hotspot/ describes the increases in wildfires in the Southeast over time.  The article discusses whether wildfires…
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