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Management role: Forestry experts explain efforts to bolster forest health, climate resilience
02-19-2024 10:01 PM


With the state dealing with catastrophic consequences of climate change, the debate around forest management continues to make headlines as Massachusetts policymakers discuss the best way to maximize carbon sequestration in forests.Trees and other...

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Get Growing with Mickey Rathbun: Patience and perseverance in the natural world 
07-10-2023 12:12 PM


When I wrote a death notice in this column a few months ago for my three Little King river birches I was feeling pretty miserable. These nice young trees were forming the architectural spine of an evolving garden behind the house that had been a...

Approaching the ‘green ceiling’? Easthampton cannabis dispensary closes
02-23-2023 9:08 PM


EASTHAMPTON — In what may be another indication that the region is approaching the “green ceiling” of retail marijuana sales, Pleasantrees closed its Easthampton dispensary at the end of January and is trying sell its Amherst store near the UMass...

Earth Matters: Mistletoe: It’s not just about kissing
01-20-2023 10:34 AM


’Tis the season of mistletoe, sort of. Mistletoe is evergreen, meaning it’s present year-round. However, winter is the season when we think about mistletoe most often.In the southeastern U.S., where I am writing this piece, mistletoe is hidden among...

Speaking of Nature: The yellow birch: A golden surprise in the woods
01-17-2023 3:30 PM


In keeping with my New Years resolution to focus some more attention on the plants that live around us I decided to look for a list that I was convinced must exist somewhere. You see, I am a compulsive list-maker. The blood of a scientist runs through...

Photos: Climbing Competence
04-15-2022 11:06 AM


FLORENCE – High school students from forestry programs across the commonwealth gathered in Look Park on Thursday for the Massachusetts FFA Arbor Skills Career Development Event hosted annually by the Horticulture/Forestry program at Smith Vocational...

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