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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – March 2015

Posted: March 16, 2015

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.

North America’s Trees Create Some of the World's Hottest Forest Fires

What makes certain forest fires especially destructive?

 Forests, green spaces benefit public health

The urban forest is increasingly being recognized for its benefits to public health and well-being. As a result, more cities in North America are including green spaces in their community health policies and promoting trees.

Private forests, housing growth, and America’s water supply: A report from the Forests on the Edge and Forests to Faucets Projects

America’s private forests provide a vast array of public goods and services, including abundant, clean surface water. Forest loss and development can affect water quality and quantity when forests are removed and impervious surfaces, such as paved roads, spread across the landscape. The report ranks watersheds across the conterminous United States according to the contributions of private forest land to surface drinking water and by threats to surface water from increased housing density.

Minneapolis' office building of the future will be made of, uh, wood?

if the seven-story, 210,000 square foot office building is completed, it will not only be one of just a handful of tall buildings in the world made primarily of wood—it will be the first such building in the United States.

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