Whole-tree logging may not hinder plant biodiversity

As much as we love our two-by-fours and toilet paper, many of us have mixed feelings about logging. Those feelings can morph into straight-out...

Ecologists expose bias in forest restoration studies

When embarking on a reforestation project, is it better to let an area regenerate on its own, or take active steps like planting trees?...

Forest loss in one part of US can harm trees on the opposite coast

Large swaths of U.S. forests are vulnerable to drought, forest fires and disease. Many local impacts of forest loss are well known: drier soils,...

Mixed forests: Ecologically and economically superior

Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings from...

Inequality is normal: Dominance of the big trees

The top 1% of the forest has been sharing some vital information with researchers. Ninety-eight scientists and thousands of field staff have concluded the...

Restoration of China’s native forests imperiled by proliferating tree plantations

China has implemented some of the world's most ambitious policies to protect and restore forests, yet these programs still miss the mark, according to...

Deer fawns more likely to survive in agricultural landscapes

The cruel truth is that throughout the white-tailed deer's range only about half of all fawns live to see their first birthday -- most...

Warming future means more fire, fewer trees in California

Study: Warming future means more fire, fewer trees in western biodiversity hotspot Increasing fires and summer droughts caused by global warming are drastically changing a...

High wildfire severity risk seen in young plantation forests

Wildfires show no respect for property lines, but a new analysis of the 2013 Douglas Complex fire in southwestern Oregon concludes that young plantation...

New model helps build communities of climate change-defying trees

Researchers in Australia have developed a model to help build plant communities that are more resilient to climate change. Their research, published in the journal eLife,...

Ash dieback are pushing European ash trees to the brink

Ash dieback threatens 95% of all European ash trees and has already killed or severely damaged a quarter in southern Sweden and destroyed more...

Warming climate could speed forest regrowth

Climate change could speed the natural regrowth of forests on undeveloped or abandoned land in the eastern U.S., according to a new study. If left...

Which trees are at greatest risk of beetle invasion?

Pitch pine forests are at greater risk of attack from the southern pine beetle than forests with a mix of tree species, according to...

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flow

Large wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of...

Salvage logging is often a pretext for harvesting wood

Białowieża Forest in Eastern Poland is one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe. For the time being. In 2017, the Polish government...