Forests as Fuel: Is Bioenergy Carbon Neutral?
Can using forest harvests for biofuel be carbon neutral? A case study of the Northern Forest appears to say "no."
Canopy Gaps Define Growth in the Forest
Gaps in the forest canopy can reveal important information, and result in regeneration.
Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities
Deforestation in areas where residents hunt and gather food can lead to malnutrition, food insecurity, and greater forest loss.
What is Old Growth, and Why It Matters
Old growth forests are often famed for their beauty, cultural and historical significance. But there's more to old growth than just the age of the trees.
Why the Belowground Ecosystem Matters
Trees get all the credit. But for biodiversity, look down, too.
What Does a Tree See?
A hundred-year-old red oak in a Massachusetts forest told a writer and a team of scientists secrets about change over time.
Silvopasture; Or, Why Are There Cows in the Woods?
Cattle grazing on invasive plants in longleaf pine forests could benefit ecosystems and farmers alike.
What Happens to a Tree When It Dies?
Decomposing trees on the forest floor become "dead wood"—a part of ecosystems that researchers are only beginning to understand.
The Mysteries of Crown Shyness
In some forests, trees grow in a manner that keeps their branches from touching one another. Despite decades of study, scientists aren't exactly sure why.
How Eucalyptus Trees Stoke Wildfires
Eucalypts are now cosmopolitan, spread around the world through imperialism and globalization. Unfortunately, they're also highly flammable.