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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners

Posted: May 16, 2014

Throughout the month we receive notice of interesting and relevant research and items. These items come from partner organizations. We'll use this space to share these items with you.

Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years

Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United States have been outlined in a new report. "The northern quadrant of the United States includes 172 million acres of forest land and 124 million people," said one researcher. This report "is helping identify the individual and collective steps needed to ensure healthy and resilient futures for trees and people alike."

Finnish man invents a better wood-splitting axe

A Finnish woodcutter has designed an axe that could make a significant difference in the lives of some people who heat their homes with wood. Heikki Karnä says his “eccentric” axe, the Vipukirves in Finnish, makes splitting logs for firewood simpler, safer and a lot easier.

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