Content tagged "keeping woodlands healthy"

Will Black Oaks Survive Climate Change in the Midwest?

Black oaks may face many threats from climate change in the coming years. Photo: Willow, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.5) The survival of some species of oaks,...

What Are Invasive Species, and Why Should We Be Concerned About Them?

An invasive species is a nonnative species (in any reproductive stage, including seed, egg, spore, or other propagule) whose introduction causes or is likely...

Invasive Forest Plants

On October 2, 2015, this content was automatically unpublished and marked as inactive. Please feel free to rework this page, along with properly indicating...

Experts: Start with the Home and Work Out to Protect Against Wildfires

Wildfire Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 26, 2015

 Released July 10, 2013Experts from eXtension.org advise homeowners to create defenses against wildfires by starting with the house and then working out from...

Promote Resilience to Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 16, 2015

Figure 1. Thinning of overly dense pine stands can promote resilience to wildfire and, thus, to climate change, as confirmed by research in California’s...

Climate Change and Planting Trees

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 16, 2015

Climate change questions are especially important for tree planters to consider. Gardeners and farmers usually only have to anticipate climate over the...

Management Strategies for Family Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 16, 2015

Written by Eli Sagor, University of MinnesotaThe term "family forests" refers to forested or wooded property owned by individuals or families. This same...

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