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Outreach News from Warnell

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:07am - Student’s project uses discarded Christmas trees to create new habitat   Using the reds and oranges on his digital map as a guide, graduate student Wesley Gerrin guided the small motorboat over the drop spot.
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Fri, 11/15/2019 - 01:08pm - About 450 nonnative, plant-eating insect species live in North American forests. While most are harmless, a handful wreak havoc on their new environment, and their attacks on trees cause more than $70 billion in damage each year. The problem is, scientists often don’t know which insect will emerge as the next harmful invader.
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Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:31pm - Beyond downed power lines and damaged buildings, major storms such as hurricanes uproot the lives of fish and wildlife as well, according to research conducted at the University of Georgia. For example, high winds destroy nesting sites in trees, debris and runoff in waterways cause a drop in oxygen levels, and churning waves on the shore disrupt sea turtle nests. After the storm, felled trees create more food for pests, creating the potential for outbreaks.
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Wed, 10/30/2019 - 03:35pm - Programs developed by Warnell’s outreach faculty received major recognition today, when they were honored with the Comprehensive Family Forest Education Award. The award is presented to educational institutions deemed to have delivered the most effective education program to benefit family forest owners over the past five years. It was given at the organization’s annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.
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