Month: January 2022

Stock image. The MIT team aims to provide an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative to forestry (Credit: Shutterstock) A new method for creating wood-like material in a laboratory could be used to ‘grow’ products with exact shapes and specific material properties, according to its developers. Aimed at providing an environmentally friendly and low-waste alternative to
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What does a “resilient” forest look like in California’s Sierra Nevada? A lot fewer trees than we’re used to, according to a study of frequent-fire forests from the University of California, Davis. More than a century ago, Sierra Nevada forests faced almost no competition from neighboring trees for resources. The tree densities of the late
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The US South softwood timber resource is significant, cost-competitive, and increasingly crucial for the global supply of several forest products. In 2020, an estimated 12% of the world’s conifer timber harvest was in this region. A large softwood timber inventory has built up in the southern US over the past 15 years. In 2000, timber
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