Interesting Research News and Tools for Landowners – February 2016

Posted: February 15, 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.

Into the wood: America's first modern tall timber building rises in Minneapolis

They’re called nail laminated timber panels, NLT for short, and they helped make some construction history on Monday. That’s when crews began laying the wooden panels on the cage of posts and beams at the Minneapolis site of what will eventually be the seven-story office building known as T3 (Timber, Technology and Transit). When it’s finished sometime in this fall, the building will be the first modern tall wood building in the United States.

Bringing the European tradition of acorn-finished pork to the U.S.

"The quality of the meat and the flavor of the meat has a lot to do with what that animal is eating," says Jennifer Milikowsky, founder of Walden Hill. The New England-based company sells pork finished with acorns collected from rural, suburban and urban areas.

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

“The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World”

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