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Putting bark to better use
In the future bark could be used as a raw material for a bio-based wood preservative. A new collaboration between the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the Universities of Eastern Finland and Oulu is looking to make this a reality. The aim is to develop a bark-based product suitable for industrial production, that would ...Read More
Scientist uses fungus to destroy bark beetles
As Arizona and other US states face ongoing drought conditions, the region’s pine forests are becoming more vulnerable to bark beetles, which attack and kill stressed trees, increasing wildfire danger. Northern Arizona University (NAU) researcher Rich Hofstetter is working with a fungus that kills the beetles. “We have isolated particular strains and are testing to ...Read More