Northern Research Station News Releases

Media Contact

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with one of our scientists, please contact Jane Hodgins
Public Affairs Specialist


Urban Trees Count in Indiana June 28, 2022

Trees and Pavement are Testimony to the Lasting Effects of Housing Discrimination April 28, 2022

National Award Honors Research Leading to Habitat Restoration for People, Birds January 14, 2022


History of Insect Invasions Offer Insight into the Future November 3, 2021

Gardening for Wildlife Enhances Bird Diversity Beyond Your Own Back Yard October 25, 2021

Now Streaming: Chicago's Urban Forest Metrics October 13, 2021

Climate adaptation tools designed for health of urban trees and people June 25, 2021

Urban Forests Count in Missouri June 17, 2021

Research Gives Trees an Edge in Landfill Clean-up April 28, 2021

Climate Change Atlas Offers a Glimpse into Forest Futures April 21, 2021

New Forest Service Assessment Delivers Research on Invasive Species April 8, 2021

Decline in black cherry regeneration may herald wider forest change March 24, 2021

First Midwest Urban Long-term Ecological Research Site Established in Twin-Cities March 16, 2021


Invasion by Non-native Insects Expected to Increase 36 percent Worldwide by 2050 October 1, 2020

In the Arctic, Extreme Air Pollution Kills Trees, Limits Growth by Reducing Sunlight September 29, 2020

Tree Planting has Potential to Increase Carbon Sequestration Capacity on the Nation's Forests September 21, 2020

A Small Bird's Return to Missouri Stems from Forest Restoration Collaboration September 1, 2020

Large Lot Program demonstrates the power of private land stewardship in addressing urban vacancy July 10, 2020

Study in Philadelphia Links Growth in Tree Canopy to Decrease in Human Mortality June 16, 2020

Scientists identify genes tied to ash trees' resistance to emerald ash borer May 26, 2020

Forest Service Debuts State-by-State Statistics on Carbon as Part of National Greenhouse Gas Reporting April 28, 2020

Research Delivers Tool for Anticipating Effects, Benefits of River Restoration April 14, 2020


Across Diverse Regions, Lawn Care Practices and Motivations are Similar November 13, 2019

Most California Fires Occur in Area of Wildland-urban Interface with Less Fuel and More People September 24, 2019

Research Tool for Visualizing and Understanding the Nature of Stewardship Becomes Art in New Exhibit September 10, 2019

Non-native invasive insects, diseases decreasing carbon stored in U.S. forests August 13, 2019

Growing Resilient: Natural Resource Stewardship Aids in Preparing for, Recovering from Disaster May 21, 2019

Think the Tick Threat Grows with the Grass? Not Necessarily April 3, 2019

Nitrogen Pollution's Path to Streams Weaves through More Forests (and at a Faster Pace) than Suspected March 15, 2019


NYC Trees Creating Millions of Dollars in Benefits Annually for City Residents December 13, 2018

In the Mid-Atlantic Region, Economically and Culturally Valuable Tree Species Face Challenging New Climate Conditions November 20, 2018

Flow of Water Cycle Data is Seen and Heard in WaterViz November 14, 2018

Research May Shed Light on Controlling Catastrophic Disease of Bats October 30, 2018

Forest Service Science Improving Fire Weather Prediction September 12, 2018

Scientists Look to Trees' Genetics for Clues to Disease and Pest Resistance August 1, 2018

Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires July 26, 2018

A Warmer Midwest Could Lead to a Common Bird Being Less Common Over the Next Century July 23, 2018

Surprising Resurgence of Red Spruce Likely Result of Cleaner Air and Warmer Winters June 5, 2018

Team to Monitor Where and When Ash Trees Die on a National Forest May 16, 2018

Invasive Insects Keep On Invading May 10, 2018

Cities and Communities in the U.S. Losing 36 Million Trees a Year April 18, 2018

Growing Need for Urban Forests as Urban Land Expands March 14, 2018

Mowing the Lawn Less Often Improves Bee Habitat March 13, 2018

Areas where homes, forests mix increased rapidly over two decades March 12, 2018

Reforestation has Growing Potential as Tool in Managing Carbon February 26, 2018

In New England, Changing Climate Ushers in More Precipitation, Milder Winters January 30, 2018

Lethal fungus that causes white-nose syndrome may have an Achilles` heel, new study reveals January 2, 2018


Belowground Fungal Interactions with Trees in Forests Help Explain Non-native Plant Invasions December 1, 2017

i-Tree 2018 Updates Provide an Even Closer Look at Benefits of Urban Forests November 16, 2017

"Wing Prints" May Identify Individual Bats as Effectively as Fingerprints Identify People October 24, 2017

Strips of prairie plants slow loss of soil, nutrients and water from ag fields while doubling biodiversity October 2, 2017

Urban Tree Canopy sees increase in Baltimore September 22, 2017

Putting Natural Resource Stewardship on the Map in NYC August 4, 2017

City Counting Down to Urban Forest Inventory July 7, 2017

Assessment Concludes Urban Forests in Chicago Region Face a Warmer, Wetter Future May 9, 2017

Partnership Behind Longest Study of Great Lakes Region Birds Honored March 9, 2017

Trees Reduce Building Energy Use in U.S. Cities January 19, 2017


Deadly Bat Fungus in Washington State Likely Originated in Eastern U.S. August 3, 2016

Longest Study of Great Lakes Region Birds Finds Populations Holding Steady July 12, 2016

City Counting Down to First-ever Urban Forest Inventory June 20, 2016

New Program Assures Cleaner Water, Clearer Reporting by National Forests June 10, 2016

Survey Describes Values, Challenges of Largest Shareholder in U.S. Forests: Family Forest Owners June 2, 2016

Volunteers Invited to Help Enhance Green Space at NYCHA`s Beach 41st Street Houses in Rockaway May 13, 2016

Award Honors Research Partnership Seeking to Help Bats Survive Deadly Disease March 17, 2016

Technology Transforms Thickets of Data into Maps, Visual Stories about U.S. Forests March 14, 2016

Radical Change Projected for Northern Forests is Rooted in Past, Current Management March 8, 2016

For a Rare Prairie Orchid, Science is Making Climate Change Local February 11, 2016

Cool Science (Very Cool) Examines How Ice Storms May Shape the Future of Northern Forests January 21, 2016

Forest Service Researcher in New Hampshire is among World's Most Influential Scientists January 15, 2016


Forest Service Research & Development Bridging the Gender Gap December 11, 2015

Strongest Sinks of Carbon are in Dynamic Landscapes December 7, 2015

On the Road to Paris: Forest Service Scientists Improve U.S. Forest Carbon Accounting November 30, 2015

With Invasive Insects and Development Looming, New York Forest Land may be Peaking November 18, 2015

New Approach to Urban Ecology Emerges from Forest Service Research in Baltimore October 20, 2015

Public Invited to Celebrate Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest 60th Anniversary with Cake, Science and Tree-climbing September 30, 2015

Forest Service Scientists Receive Grant Funding for White-nose Syndrome Research September 29, 2015

As Wildland-Urban Interface Grows, so does Risk to People and Habitats September 14, 2015

First-of-a-Kind Research in Minnesota Explores Peatland, Carbon Connection August 26, 2015

Flow of Data Through Forest Service's Online WaterViz Tool Helped by NSF Grant August 19, 2015

Basketmakers' Tradition of Storing Black Ash Logs in Water Effective in Killing EAB July 17, 2015

Study Connects Low-cost Building Improvement with Decreased Crime July 8, 2015

U.S. Forest Service Research Team Releases Bats Treated for WNS May 20, 2015

Research at Finger Lakes National Forest Aims to Restore Riparian Corridors and an Iconic Tree May 11, 2015

Scientists Brissette, Nislow Named to New Forest Service Leadership Positions May 1, 2015

Environmental Assessment Proposes New Purpose, Rehabilitation for Halfway Ranger Station April 22, 2015

A Complex Landscape has both Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Climate Change April 3, 2015

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Helping Flush Narcotics Possession? March 1, 2015

Open House Events Slated Jan. 14 on Designating Harshaw Forestry Research Farm as an Experimental Forest January 6, 2015


New York City Park Plugs Into Research December 3, 2014

A Beetle and its Longtime Fungal Associate Go Rogue November 13, 2014

Forest Service Collaboration Receives Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership Award November 7, 2014

Sustainable Co-existence with Wildfire Recognizes Ecological Benefits, Human Needs November 5, 2014

In Southeast Michigan and Northwest Ohio Counties, Scientists Looking for Healthy Ash Trees October 17, 2014

Warming Climate has Consequences Now and in Future of Wisconsin and Michigan Forests September 20, 2014

Fire research aims to make fuels reduction more efficient, wildfire less potent September 12, 2014

Northeast Climate Hub, university partners developing state-specific climate change science and tools September 10, 2014

New Funding Supports Search for Solutions to White-Nose Syndrome August 6, 2014

First national study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems: Air pollution modeling reveals broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees July 25, 2014

Iconic Minnesota conifers may give way to a more broad-leafed forest in the next century June 19, 2014

International Standards Significantly Reducing Insect Stowaways in Wood Packaging Material
Report says as much as a 52 Percent Reduction in Infestation Rate
May 14, 2014

Five Anthropogenic Factors That Will Radically Alter Northern Forests in 50 Years -
U.S. Forest Service Study Suggests Climate is Not the Only Factor Ushering in Change
April 17, 2014

Warming Climate Has Consequences for Michigan's Forests
- New report describes climate change risks for northern Michigan forests
April 11, 2014

At 80 Years, Fernow Experimental Forest Still Shedding Light on the Future March 27, 2014

Lawn Care Practices Across the Nation Vary More than Expected March 10, 2014

Report describes Central Hardwoods forest vulnerabilities and climate change impacts over the next century March 4, 2014

Forest Service, USM Program Making Forest Data Accessible for Students with Disabilities February 18, 2014

Forest Service to Lead New USDA Regional Climate Hub in the Northeast February 6, 2014

Increase in Hemlock Forest Offsetting the Effect of Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid -- at Least for Now January 22, 2014


Study Evaluates Costs of Reducing Carbon with Street Trees October 23, 2013

Fifty Years from Now, What Will We be Doing Outdoors?
Forest Service study projects outdoor recreation shifts in Midwest, Northeast
September 19, 2013

Red spruce reviving in New England, but why?
Scientists surprised to find red spruce thriving, now looking for cause of historic growth rate
August 30, 2013

Forest-interior Birds May be Benefiting from Harvested Clearings August 21, 2013

Increase in Woodpecker Populations Linked to Feasting on Emerald Ash Borer August 8, 2013

As Data Flow, Scientists Advocate for Quality Control August 5, 2013

Forest Service Scientists Identify Key Fungal Species that Help Explain Mysteries of White Nose Syndrome July 25, 2013

Diverse Forests, Industrialization and People Help Non-native Forest Pests Thrive in Northeastern U.S. July 16, 2013

Trees Using Water More Efficiently as Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Rises July 10, 2013

Forest Service Study Finds Urban Trees Removing Fine Particulate Air Pollution, Saving Lives June 19, 2013

Forest Service `More Kids in the Woods' Grant to Bring Bronx River Forest to Classrooms May 23, 2013

"Landscapes of Resilience" to Study How People Use Nature as a Source of Recovery May 22, 2013

Elms Rooted in Resilience Planted at Flight 93 National Memorial April 20, 2013

Eastern Golden Eagle Research, Conservation Honored by Wings Across the Americas March 28, 2013

Decreased Water Flow May be Trade-off for More Productive Forest March 25, 2013

More Accurate, Sensitive DNA Test Allows Early Identification of the Fungus Causing White Nose Syndrome March 13, 2013

Forest Service Project Linking People, Environmental Non-profits January 30, 2013


Site-specific, Long-term Research Expanding Understanding of Climate Change December 5, 2012

Housing Sales Data Used to Estimate Value of Urban Natural Resources December 4, 2012

As Population, Interest in Outdoor Recreation Grow, More Pressure Likely for Northern Forests September 26, 2012

Joanne Rebbeck Receives First Felix Ponder Award of Excellence September 18, 2012

Old Deeds, Witness Trees Offer Glimpse of Pre-settlement Forest in West Virginia September 12, 2012

Natural Regeneration Building Urban Forests, Altering Species Composition August 21, 2012

Climate Change Effects, Potential Mitigation in Northeast Forests Subject of Forest Service Report August 15, 2012

New Hampshire Leads Nation in Percent Tree Cover, Urban Tree Cover Highest in Connecticut August 6, 2012

Study Suggests Expanded Concept of 'Urban Watershed' June 14, 2012

Forest Service Studying Diversity, Size of Delaware`s Urban Forest May 22, 2012

Study to Provide New Data on the Benefits of Philadelphia`s Urban Forest May 22, 2012

'Wings Across the Americas' Award Honors Forest Service Scientist for Work on Neotropical Migrants' Winter Habitat March 15, 2012

Forest Service Report Shows Forest Growth in North Outpacing Other Parts of Country - Region benefits from carbon emissions collection, water filtration, forestry jobs March 12, 2012

U.S. Forest Service Announces Sustainability Science Fellowships March 9, 2012

Nation's urban forests losing ground: New Orleans, Albuquerque, Houston losing trees February 23, 2012

U.S. Forest Service's Kawishiwi Field Lab Designated as Historic District January 24, 2012


Longtime Forest Service Scientist Felix Ponder Retiring December 3 November 17, 2011

Forests Cooler or Warmer than Open Areas Depending on Latitude, Study Finds November 16, 2011

Forest Service Part of Team Sequencing 1,000 Fungal Genomes November 7, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Inventory Shows Overall Health, Future Challenges for Southern New England Forests October 31, 2011

Forest Data Show How a Fading Tropical Storm Irene Triggered Historic Flooding October 5, 2011

Trees Felled Near Summit Avenue Now Part of Emerald Ash Borer Research September 29, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Study Finds Hemlock Still Abundant Despite Adelgid Infestation September 21, 2011

Ash Research is Part of Ceremony Marking Tornado Anniversary at Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center on September 16 September 15, 2011

Public Invited to Open House, Tours of Energy Efficiency Improvements at U.S. Forest Service Office September 14, 2011

Study Finds that Local Government, Home Owners Are Paying for Damages Caused by Non-native Forest Insects September 9, 2011

Scientists Identify Viral Gene Driving Sick Gypsy Moth Caterpillars to Climb High and Die September 8, 2011

U.S. Forest Service Scientists Working on Many Fronts to Slow Spread of Walnut Twig Beetles, Thousand Cankers Disease August 22, 2011

Natural Enemies of the Emerald Ash Borer Released For First Time on National Forest August 15, 2011

U.S. Forest Service, Penn State University To Begin Setting Traps for Asian Longhorned Beetles in Quarantined Communities June 6, 2011

Public Forests and U.S. Forest Service Research Important to Birds May 5, 2011

Restoration Project Recovering Forests, Jobs in Western Pennsylvania May 5, 2011

Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference to Focus on Managing Oak Woodlands and Savannas April 18, 2011

Seedling Survival Study by U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station Contributes to Metroparks of the Toledo Area Restoration Project April 11, 2011

"Project SMART Summer Institute" Receives Funding to Introduce Rural and Urban Youth to Environmental and Forestry Sciences April 5, 2011

U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Launches Website for Reporting American Elm March 29, 2011

Special Issue of Cities and the Environment Features Studies on Urban Forestry and MillionTreesNYC Initiative March 21, 2011

Dr. Richard Birdsey Wins Forest Service Distinguished Science Award February 1, 2011


Treasures from Maine's Woods Featured on New Forest Service Website November 23, 2010

Recovery Act Contract Awarded In New Haven County, Connecticut - $2.3 Million Of Improvements Undertaken On Research Facilities October 12, 2010

Decision on Disposition of Historic Kawishiwi Buildings Postponed October 12, 2010

New Report Helps Sustain America`s Urban Trees and Forests September 20, 2010

How Will Forests Grow as the Climate Changes? March 3, 2010


Symposium and Tour Mark 50 Years of Wetland Ecosystem Research June 15, 2009

Trapping Project Targets Invasive Species June 9, 2009


More Kids in the Woods - New York City May 9, 2008

More Kids in the Woods - Delaware, OH May 9, 2008

Robin Morgan named as new Deputy Director for the Northern Research Station March 13, 2008


NEW! Publications on Forests, Floods and The Fernow November 26, 2007

Forest Service 9/11 Documentation Efforts Honored September 7, 2007

U.S. Forest Service participates in science symposium June 7, 2007

Partnership cultivates environmental stewardship in urban students May 29, 2007


Crush & Spray-New Invention for Field Prep in Tree Plantations Is More Efficient and Cleaner December 14, 2006

Forest Service Scientists Discover 'Pulses' of Gypsy Moth Invasion November 30, 2006

USDA Forest Service, Conservation Forestry Network Workshop to promote ecological forestry October 5, 2006

Northern Research Station crews measure trees to determine carbon storage September 18, 2006

Quilts Construe Future of Hoosier National Forest April 10, 2006

Leaders Named for Forest Inventory and Forest Monitoring Programs March 14, 2006

Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2022