Conserving Atlantic White-Cedar Forested Wetlands Through Active Forest Management and Restoration

Atlantic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) (AWC) wetlands represent a globally rare plant community, and one of ecological, economic, and cultural significance. In the state of New Jersey, this pant community has experienced severe decline, falling from an estimated 115,000 acres pre-European settlement to around 25,000 acres remaining in the state (NJFAP,…...

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What is, and Why, Femelschlag

There is no such thing as a “Shade-Loving” plant, plain and simple. In elementary school we learned about photosynthesis. Remember photosynthesis? The essential process of how plants, (except holoparasitic or semiparasitic plants) make food by an endothermic (‘takes in heat’) chemical process that uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into…...

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Fire in Eastern Oak Forests

The message was clear, after spending three days at the recent “Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference”, we need more fire in oak forests! Although possibly a jarring statement to the general public, this takeaway was fleshed out in detail on how prescribed burning can be an important tool to…...

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