Content tagged "caring for forests"

Urban Forests and Climate Change

Urban forests can be useful both in mitigating climate change and in helping cities adapt to higher temperatures and other impacts of climate change. Urban...

Urban Forestry and Carbon Storage

Urban forestry offers very limited potential to store carbon, but we address urban forests here because of the large interest in using them to offset carbon...

Calculating Carbon Drawdown by Trees

The Center for Urban Forest Research (CUFR) provides a tool for assessing the greenhouse gas drawdown in urban forests, the CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator...

Cost-Benefit Approach to Urban Forests: A Western Analysis

Urban tree programs have expenses for planting, maintenance, even sidewalk repair. Yet the benefits of urban trees in five western cities analyzed outweighed...

Urban Forests & Climate Change: Urban Forest Project Protocol

Adapted from:" McPherson, E.G.; J.R. Simpson; P.J. Peper; and E. Aguaron. 2008. Urban Forestry and Climate Change. Albany, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific...

Oregon Forests and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: January 13, 2016

Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources Extension started a blog in 2015 on Oregon Forests and Climate Change. The goal of the blog is to assist...

Drought Risk and Tree Planting

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: January 11, 2016

Climate Mitigation by Urban Forests

 Planting trees in urban areas can help mitigate carbon dioxide levels because trees can sequester carbon and offset some energy use for cooling, as some...

A Regional View of Invasive Plants

How does what I do in my yard, on my land and in my garden affect what plants invade our forests and grasslands?  What has happened on the land where you...

Trees and Local Temperature

 Urban forests can help keep cities within a healthy temperature range, although the exact temperature reduction from urban forests is difficult to measure....

Landowners Can Apply Strategies to Help Forests Adapt to Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: September 01, 2015

 Forest vulnerability is expected to increase in decades to come, according to a draft of the National Climate Assessment released in January of 2013. The...

Designing Urban Forests

 The metaphor comparing biological diversity to financial diversity is particularly apt in urban forests, where trees provide benefits that can be tallied....

Online Tools for Natural Resource Management Scenarios That Address Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 09, 2015

The tasks of developing and evaluating natural resource management plan options that address potential climate change impacts can be complex and varied. Each...

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...

Unraveling Public Perceptions about Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: November 12, 2014

Confusion among the public about climate change is plentiful. People use varying terminology to discuss climate change and have varying thoughts about the...

Monitoring Woodlands for Climate Impacts

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 02, 2013

Early detection of new local forest health threats will be important. A changing climate will make trees and woodlands more stressed, and that stress will...

Climate Change Adaptation for Forests

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: August 02, 2013

To help forests adapt to changes in climate, landowners must consider several aspects of land management.

The Debate about Assisted Migration

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: July 10, 2012

Faced with a dwindling population of less than 1,000 members of a native Florida conifer known as stinking cedar (Torreya taxifolia), a nonprofit group known...

Techniques for Treating Bark Beetle in Forest Stands, Individual Trees, and Firewood

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 28, 2012

Large-scale infestations of bark beetle can create havoc on landscapes, costing landowners thousands of dollars in damage and lost revenue. Based on...

National Workshop on Climate and Forests Poster Abstracts – May 17th, 2011

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: June 28, 2012

The following are posters that were presented during the Poster Session of the National Workshop on Climate and Forests. A few have been made available by...

Increasing Afforestation to Increase Carbon Storage

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: July 08, 2011

We define afforestation as both reestablishing forests on land that has been without forest cover for some time and the establishment of forest on land that...

Silviculture and Climate Change

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: April 06, 2011

Silviculture deals with management decisions in ecosystems dominated by trees. But other organisms and ecosystem components besides trees are affected by...

Carbon Budgets

Climate, Forests and Woodlands Updated: March 30, 2011

Forests store large amounts of carbon in their live and dead wood and soil and play an active role in controlling the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere...

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