A new insect invader is spreading in eastern North America’s pine forests, and it’s causing trouble wherever its wings can carry it.
In 1996, a tree fell in the Bolivian Amazon, jamming up a river like a chicken bone lodged in a drain. 119,000 acres of forest died in the catastrophic flooding that ensued. Twenty years later, new research has concluded that this wasn’t a one-off event: So-called ‘logjams’ are constantly reshaping vast swaths of…
America’s Ash trees are facing extinction. And the impact of their loss in our forests, cities, and backyards will not be small.