Tales of two trees

Whitebark pine is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act (meaning that listing is warranted).  The U. S. Fish and Wildlife (and tree) Service has recently downgraded its priority for listing from 2nd priority to 8th. The primary threat to the species is from disease in the form of the nonnative white pine …

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Together We Can Reduce Pest Invasions: Guest Post from Faith Campbell

Faith Campbell has given her time and effort (prodigiously, is the word that comes to my mind) for many years to protecting our forests from introduced pests and diseases, most recently for The Nature Conservancy. As she is retiring, I asked her for a retrospective on her work, and she generously provided one below. Faith- …

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Fading Forests III, America’s Forests: What Choice Will We Make?

And now for something completely different. I received a note from Faith Campbell about thes report, issued May 23. Here’s a link and below is a summary: Fading Forests III is a new report released by the University of Tennessee and The Nature Conservancy compiling the latest data and analysis on the introduction, spread, and …

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How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less | Conservancy Talk

How to Save Countless Trees in 10 Minutes or Less | Conservancy Talk. by Faith Campbell of the Nature Conservancy We Americans love our trees – whether they are in our yards, in nearby parks, or in the wilderness. Unfortunately, many of our iconic trees are threatened by non-native insects and diseases that have been …

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Introduced Species Found on Two-Thirds of FIA Plots in Northeast, Midwest

I think this is interesting; nice work by Steve Wilent in the Forestry Source so here goes:Introduced Species Forestry Source June 2013. Below is an excerpt. I recently talked with Schulz to learn more about the inventories as well as her and Gray’s findings and what they tell us about introduced plant species. What follows …

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APHIS rulemaking on imported plants – opportunity to comment

Received this from Faith Campbell of The Nature Conservancy. This rulemaking could have more impact on our forests than a plethora of thinning projects. Not to speak of invasives meddling with “range of natural variation”.. er.. they’re definitely “natural” but not “historic”ally in the U.S. Here’s her email… Imports of living plants have historically been …

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