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The onset of hazel wood formation in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) stems

The onset of hazel wood formation in Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst.) stems

By AFS On 22 August 2018 In All published articles, Open Access, Research paper Fungal infection was outlined as a potential reason for the onset of indented annual growth ring formation during the juvenile phase of hazel wood growth. Annual growth ring indentations resulted from the formation of disturbed zones which originated solely in close proximity to leaf traces. Context Hazel wood is an abnormal […]

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Intreeducing: Magical Hawthorn

Intreeducing: Magical Hawthorn

In our new series we take a closer look at the tree species we see around us every day, dig up their colourful past and look for secrets beneath their leaves. First out is the Hawthorn aka Crataegus Monogyna. Ever noticed the hedgerows snaking through the countryside and lining our fields? Maybe when they’re erupting with delightful little white flowers in spring? Chances are you’re looking at hawthorn. […]

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A Technology Revolution To Curb Illegal Logging

A Technology Revolution To Curb Illegal Logging

By Andrew Steer and Achim Steiner Our future is inextricably linked to forests. The social and economic benefits they provide are essential to realizing a sustainable century. A key litmus test of our commitment to this future is our response to a growing, global threat: illegal logging and the criminal timber trade. Forests are a vital source of biodiversity and livelihoods. More than 1.6 billion people depend on […]

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How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

How to find your way out of the woods without tools—or your phone

By Dan Seitz LOST So…which way is north again? Depositphotos Today, we live in a world where GPS systems, digital maps, and other navigation apps are all available on our smartphones. Few of us just walk straight into the woods without a phone, a personal GPS, or another navigation tool. But phones run on batteries, and batteries can die faster than we realize. If you […]

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According To Science, Japanese “Forest Bathing” Can Improve Your Health

According To Science, Japanese “Forest Bathing” Can Improve Your Health

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory   In 1982, forest bathing became part of the national public health program in Japan. Forest bathing is a “Shinrin-yoku’’ therapy that encourages you to take in the forest atmosphere. This therapy has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Forest bathing doesn’t require you to do any exercise. No working out, no jogging or hiking, just […]

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