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Wallboard Made From Invasive Tallow

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: June 2012 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

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The forests of America face double jeopardy these days. First, there’s pressure to harvest wood from native forests -- even forests that provide habitat for rare species. And second, some non-native tree species are taking over native forests, undermining entire ecosystems.

Isla_earth_inlay The forests of America face double jeopardy these days. First, there’s pressure to harvest wood from native forests -- even forests that provide habitat for rare species. And second, some non-native tree species are taking over native forests, undermining entire ecosystems. Can we solve both problems at once? Yes, say U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service researchers—at least in the case of the invasive Chinese tallow tree...

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The forests of America face double jeopardy these days. First, there’s pressure to harvest wood from native forests -- even forests that provide habitat for rare species. And second, some non-native tree species are taking over native forests, undermining entire ecosystems. Can we solve both problems at once? Yes, say U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service researchers—at least in the case of the invasive Chinese tallow tree...

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