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The first few weeks of a tree seedling’s life can be the most precarious.

As it pushes thin new roots into the ground it’s also reaching up with tiny new leaves. Water and energy are precious. Most seedlings never make it past their first month on the ground.

But while much is… Read Article

In the lower Missouri River, a fish with prehistoric ties has learned to live hard—and, too often, die young.

Now, a new study by a University of Georgia professor details the ways pallid sturgeon have adapted to less-than-ideal conditions. Fish that live where their habitat has… Read Article

Keeping up with changes in Georgia’s property tax laws is a full-time job, and a new book shows the fruits of these efforts.

“Property Tax Incentives for the Georgia Landowner” is an annual guide published by the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business at the University of Georgia… Read Article

New study looks at how food sources in coastal cities help change movement patterns


With their long legs and curved beaks, ibis are fixtures in coastal and wetland areas across Florida and much of the Southeast.

But just as they can be found in the wild, poking their… Read Article

Allowing interstate travel would provide many benefits for timber industry

Logging trucks crisscross roads across the southeastern United States every day, bringing more than 200 million tons of timber from forests to mills every year.

Every mile they travel adds to the overall cost… Read Article

From the back-porch steps of her friend’s house, where she’s been social distancing for the last few weeks, Sheridan Alford has a view of a nice stand of pine and oak trees.

She watches as a little eastern bluebird comes and goes, fulfilling its bluebird duties. It’s an exciting moment—… Read Article

As humans stayed home, early research hints at increased animal movement


In late March, as communities began to issue shelter-in-place orders, it seemed animals came out of hiding.

Across the globe, reports began to surface of wildlife taking to the newly… Read Article

Researchers find many travelers are looking for an ‘experience’

When contemplating a destination, some travelers look to how the experience might translate to social media when making their decision, according to a new study by University of Georgia researchers.

They found that… Read Article

'Little Foresters Adventures' teaches kids, parents about fun in forestry


Growing up, Dana Bloome didn’t understand why the other kids at school couldn’t look at trees and see what she saw.

For Bloome (MFR ’14), forests were a magical place. She learned about them from… Read Article

USDA grant calls for review of new ‘shared stewardship’ land management strategy


When former Gov. Sonny Purdue came to Athens last fall, the first item on his agenda wasn’t the University of Georgia football game (although it was a close second).

His initial stop on that… Read Article

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