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Indiana’s forests are in danger, and the
threat: You

Sarah Bowman, sarah.bowman@indystar.com. Published 6:00 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018 | Updated 10:19 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018.   (Buy photo) (Lenny Farlee and Liz Jackson)

For years, the changes have been slow and almost undetectable. The ages of those who own the forests have inched ever closer to triple digits. As their land gets passed on to heirs, the number of woodland owners has grown and the sizes of parcels of woodlands have shrunk.  Read More

 

Trees are moving westward in response to precipitation changes, Purdue University professor reveals

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After analyzing extensive data collected on 86 tree species in the eastern United States, a research team led by Purdue University professor Songlin Fei found that over the past 30 years, most trees have been shifting westward or northward in response to climate change. Read More  (Purdue University photo/Tom Campbell)

Walnut and the First Forest Farms

On a hot, dusty day some two thousand years ago, a traveler stops on the road from Dunhuang, China, to Marakanda (now Samarkand) in Central Asia. He drinks deeply from his flask, then reaches into his sling, pulls out a walnut, cracks it on a rock and pops the kernel into his mouth. He savors the taste, cinches up his heavy packs and walks on. Read More  (March/April 2017, Written by Graham Chandler)