• BeLeaf It or Not! 6: Photosynthesis and Respiration in Trees!

    Published on June 26, 2019

    Trees employ both photosynthesis AND respiration, although some people associate respiration only with animals. Photosynthesis is a chemical process that stores energy (as glucose) and captures carbon & oxygen for tissue construction.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 5: How to identify trees - Part 1 of 2

    Published on June 24, 2019

    Tree identification is a popular hobby and one of the first steps in better understanding our forests. Part 1 of "How to Identify Trees" focuses on various identification characteristics, such as bark, buds, fruits, and leaves.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 4: Logging Products

    Published on June 24, 2019

    The thousands of different renewable forest products all begin with standing trees in the forest. Loggers manufacture a set of raw products from those standing trees, which they purchase from forest owners.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 3: Mill Products

    Published on June 24, 2019

    Forest product mills produce a wide range of products through primary and secondary manufacturers - products like OSB (chipboard), veneer, lumber, and paper.