Did you know that fungi are not simply passengers, but drivers of plant diversity? Recently published studies, by researchers from Canada and USA identified the real king of the forest – fungus.
The European Sawlog Price Index reached its lowest level in six years in the 3Q/16 because of lower lumber demand and reduced prices in both domestic and export markets, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Declining demand and prices for softwood lumber, together with reduced log trade have resulted in lower sawlog prices in Europe over the past two years with the ESPI sawlog prices index reaching its lowest point since 2010, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
The Canary Islands are an are an archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located just off the southern coast of Morocco, only 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of its southern border. Did you know that the Canary Islands are also a home to the most fire-resistant pine in the world? If not, continue reading…
With the historical drought in California causing the death of something like 102 Million trees in the Sierra Nevada, the topic of tree mortality is hotter than ever. It is usually easy to see if a tree is standing dead or alive. However, understanding the physiological mechanisms that lead to tree mortality and predicting mortality patterns over space and time remains a challenge. Read more what a large pool of researchers recently found using to tree ring records.