The threat of wildfires is rising. Artificial intelligence, robots and satellite sensors are helping to fight them. In related news: severe wildfires are said to have a longterm impact on Canada’s boreal forests; experts say fire impacts on wildlife vary by season and species; and climate change is having an impact on Fall’s colours. Meanwhile: the Canadian Wood Pellet Industry celebrated 25 years; BC released two spotted owls into the wild; and tree seeds that orbited the moon on Apollo 14, are now growing on earth.
In other news: West Fraser Timber’s pulp mill sale marks realignment of BC forest industry; Maine Forest Products Council recognizes Don Keliner; Robert Mavsar is appointed new head of European Forest Institute; and the Columbia River Treaty negotiations are a critical test for both the US and Canada.
Finally, Maui’s banyan tree shows signs of life after devastating Lahaina fire.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor