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Emerald ash borer: Ash tree killer
Montana Department of Agriculture
In an ongoing effort to increase awareness of the threat of emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, the Montana Department of Agriculture is tagging ash trees that are at risk if the invasive pest is discovered within the state. "Tens of millions of ash trees are dying across the country from the emerald ash borer. While it has not been detected in Montana, our ash trees are at still at risk, especially now that EAB was discovered in Boulder, Colorado, last year. Preventing the spread of the emerald ash borer from other states with known infestation and early detection will help stave off the worst impacts," explained Ian Foley, pest management program manager for agriculture.
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Better than plywood
Society for Science & the Public
A new material made from plant leaves could replace plywood for many uses. The material is strong, waterproof, cheap and easy to make. Two teens invented it using a blend of pineapple waste and recycled plastics.
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As ash trees die off, Kansas City man primes new urban lumber industry
KCUR-FM
Ash trees across much of the country are dying as a result of a green beetle called the emerald ash borer. The bug has spread from the upper Midwest imperiling millions of trees. But there is opportunity amid the destruction. Urban lumber mills that saw up salvaged city trees are on the rise, fertilized by mounting demand for local products and a tsunami of supply delivered by the emerald ash borer.
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Prepare your trees for summer storm season
By Jeannea Jones
Preparing for summer storms is not always easy as the weather can be unpredictable. Cleanup from summer storms can also equate to increased overtime, so it is important that grounds professionals be as proactive as possible when it comes to weather changes and preparation. According to recent surveys, more than 1 million trees are struck by lightning in the United States each year. Trees can be killed immediately from lightning strikes, but more often they are weakened allowing a secondary attack from disease or insect infestation to finish the job.
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12 reclaimed wood problems and how to fix them
Care2
Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice years ago, also offers superior strength and extra-large board size. What's more, reusing vintage wood is an environmentally friendly practice. However, together with its positive characteristics, reclaimed wood does have its downside. Whether you are purchasing repurposed wood from a supplier or salvaging it yourself, check out this guide to potential problems — and their fixes.
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US wood pellets doubled in 2013 due to European demand
U.S. Energy Information Administration via Biomass Magazine
Wood pellet exports from the U.S. nearly doubled last year, from 1.6 million short tons in 2012 to 3.2 million short tons in 2013. More than 98 percent of these exports were delivered to Europe, and 99 percent originated from ports in the southeastern and lower Mid-Atlantic regions of the country.
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Big change on the cards for biomass industry
The Irish Times
With a growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, driven by European Union targets, attention has been turning in recent years to renewable energy resources, including biomass. There are several problems with the existing biomass solutions: cost, efficiency and the concern that although biomass is renewable, it shares many of the same characteristics with fossil fuels when it comes to water use and emissions in its creation. Large scale plants are also required to process the material and turn it into usable material for biomass.
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USFS chief: Bill would help tackle forest health, hazardous fuels
Missoulian
The cost of fighting large wildfires has forced the U.S. Forest Service to transfer precious funds from other agency programs to cover expenses, leaving little money in the budget to address forest health and hazardous fuels. But U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said May 22, a new proposal in Congress could see federal emergency disaster funds go to cover a portion of costly megafires, allowing the agency to apply money to other programs aimed at reducing the wildfire danger.
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Straw from oilseed as a new source of biofuels
Phys.org
The bright yellow fields of oilseed rape are a familiar sight at this time of year, but for scientists what lies beneath is just as exciting. Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made more efficient, as well as how the straw itself could be improved.
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Webinar focuses on air emissions from pelletizing wood
Biomass Magazine
Tackling emissions at pellet production facilities was the topic of the latest offering in the Biomass Magazine's webinar series, held Tuesday, May 20. Frank DeSantis, vice president of engineering at Nestec Inc., closed out the webinar with a discussion of how regenerative oxidizers work, and the difference between regenerative thermal oxidizes and regenerative catalytic oxidizers.
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