8 Beautiful Woodpeckers Of The Southeastern US

When you think of the beauty of nature in the Southeastern United States, do you think of woodpeckers? You can find woodpeckers throughout the region. From the red-headed woodpecker to the giant pileated woodpeckers. These interesting birds have a lot to offer any outdoors enthusiast or birdwatcher. Let’s discover why woodpeckers are such an important […]

downy woodpecker

Trees That Bloom In Spring: Celebrate Spring with These Flowering Trees!

Spring is a season of beauty and renewal. In the US South, vibrant flowers bloom from early to mid-spring. Some of the most breathtaking displays come from trees. They bring life and color to gardens, yards, and parks across the region. Flowering dogwood, magnolia, and redbud are well known for their beautiful blooms. If you […]

a cherry grove in bloom

US Wood Pellet Exports: A Dirty Secret From The South

The United States is a leading producer of wood pellets, exporting over 8 million tons in 2021. That’s up from just one million tons in 2011. Most of these exports still go to Europe, but there’s a growing demand for wood pellets in Asia. So what are wood pellets, and why are they becoming such […]

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How Much Wood Goes to Bioenergy?

Across the US South, forests are being used to produce wood pellets. These pellets are burned for electricity generation in the European Union and beyond. This industry was almost nonexistent before 2010. So how much wood is now going to producing wood pellets? Let’s find out together. What’s the deal with biomass energy? Biomass energy […]

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New Survey Results: Bioenergy Is A Keystone Environmental Issue

In this first part of the year, we’re exploring our new survey’s results on logging, bioenergy, climate impacts, and nature. Here, we’re taking a closer look at bioenergy in the US South. We asked our respondents five questions about wood pellets and bioenergy. They responded in surprising ways. Find out what it means for forests […]