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  • A tree-climber's tale of harvesting cones to save whitebark pines

    A tree-climber's tale of harvesting cones to save whitebark pines

    As whitebark pines in the Northern Rockies succumb to pine beetles and blister rust, hardworking climbers defy gravity to collect pine cones from canopies to supply efforts to breed more resilient and resistant trees.

  • Slim margins

    Loggers say forest-restoration work, which involves the thinning and cutting of small, skinny trees, doesn’t bring in much money

  • Even hard-liners want to experiment in Arizona

    Even hard-liners want to experiment in Arizona

    The Center for Biological Diversity and the Grand Canyon Trust are working with a French timber entrepreneur to restore Arizona's unhealthy forests.

  • Seattle embarks on a dramatic experiment in restoration

    Ecologists working for the city of Seattle, Wash., are trying to make the second-growth forest of the Cedar River Watershed function ecologically like an old-growth forest

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