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Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – July 2016

Posted: July 14, 2016

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.

July

Female Deer Disperse Farther than Males, Present Disease-Control Challenge

Fewer female white-tailed deer disperse than males, but when they do, they typically travel more than twice as far, taking much more convoluted paths and covering larger areas, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Engaging New Forest Landowners in Stewardship Through Realtors

When forest properties are put on the market, they may be purchased by new forest landowners who have limited experience in the stewardship of natural resources. Maryland’s future forest landowners need resources to help them learn about actively managing their newly acquired property.

Warmer Winters Affect Spring Development and Summer Pests

The Northeast has been warming for a number of years with the largest change being an increase in winter temperatures, especially daily minimum temperatures.

Making Jet Fuel from Logging Residue

With its slogan of “Wood to Wing,” and with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the five-year Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance project seeks to facilitate development of a sustainable “biojet” fuel industry using forest residuals that would typically be burned in a pile.

Simple Homemade Forestry Tools

Some forest landowners hesitate to invest in commercial quality forestry tools without knowing how much use they will get out of them. This publication provides you with low cost alternatives. While they are a good introduction and low-cost alternative, these tools do not compare with commercially available tools, which are more accurate, easier to use, and last longer.

Disclaimer: Information presented here is provided as a general information resource. Any mention of commercial products is for information only; it does not imply recommendation or endorsement.