Can Trees Communicate Underground? Maybe Not.

Researchers say the idea that trees can communicate, share resources and protect their seedlings is intriguing but unproven. In other Forestry news: a Californian goes to jail for setting wildfires, Washington wants to sell carbon credits; Oregon ups penalties for assaulting rangers; and Purdue University secures grant to help forest landowners.

In other news: Canada’s freight railways are cost efficient; BC’s Top Employers include forest notables; and an Alberta advisory group offers eye-opening forestry insights. Meanwhile: perspectives on using biomass to produce power; truck driver logging devices introduced in BC; Mosaic thrives on sustainability, and Paper Excellence contributes to salmon restoration.

Finally, Spring is early in the east and despite its dark origins, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor