Representative potted Abies fraseri and inoculated apples used to test Koch’s Postulates. Credit: De-Wei Li, Neil P. Schultes, James A. LaMondia, and Richard S. Cowles Grown as Christmas trees, Fraser firs are highly prized for their rich color and pleasant scent as well as their ability to hold their needles. […]

The chambers attached to trees were used to measure the greenhouse gas N2O emissions in this study. Credit: Mari Pihlatie A recently published study, completed by researchers from the University of Helsinki together with Dr Katerina Machacova, a visiting scholar, demonstrates that boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere are sources […]

Indonesia’s huge palm oil industry bears the brunt of the blame for the out-of-control blazes, critics say Forest fires raging across Indonesia have sent air quality levels across Southeast Asia plummeting as they belch out emissions that aggravate global warming. The country’s palm oilindustry bears much of the blame for the […]

Large-scale ‘disturbances’, including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide, according to new research at the University of Birmingham. The research, published in Nature Geoscience, also showed wide regional variation, with parts of Scandinavia, the USA, […]

Allowing trees to regenerate naturally is a more effective, immediate and low-cost method of removing and storing atmospheric carbon than planting new trees. Credit: Shutterstock Tomorrow a special report on how land use affects climate change will be released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Land degradation, deforestation, and the expansion […]