Tree Health Articles

  • Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

    As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment. It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, ...

    By Ensia

  • Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of them

    A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46% since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, the international team of researchers ...

    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The impact of beetle-induced conifer death on stand-scale canopy snow interception

    Bark beetles have killed more than 100,000 km2 of pine forest in western North America, causing trees to lose the majority of their canopy material and potentially leading to enhanced subcanopy snow accumulation. Over a 45-day period, we tested this hypothesis by measuring daily snow accumulation in three living and two dead lodgepole pine stands and in three adjacent clearings. The largest ...

    By IWA Publishing

  • Interactive effects of pesticide mixtures, predators, and environmental regimes on the toxicity of two pesticides to red‐eyed tree frog larvae

    Global amphibian declines have many corroborative causes and the use of pesticides in agriculture is a likely contributor. In places with high pesticide usage, such as Costa Rica, agrochemical pesticides may interact with other factors to contribute to rapid species losses. Classical ecotoxicological studies rarely address the effects of a pesticide in combinations with other stressors. Here, ...

    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...

    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Northern California company clears steep grove.

    Uses a compact brush chipper, crane to raze area Constructing an addition to a major hospital is not so unusual, but having to clear a grove of eucalyptus trees on an extremely steep hillside before doing so was a major challenge for Rich Kingsborough and his crew at Atlas Tree Service in Santa Rosa, Calif. Atlas Tree has been providing brush and tree-clearing work in the ...

    By Vermeer

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