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November 03, 2015

What drives Matt Russell to think trees need technology to survive?


The forest products industry contributes 60,000 jobs and more than $9 billion in value to Minnesota’s economy. But we need forests for something else: absorbing the carbon that is warming the earth’s climate.

Carbon is emitted through industrial manufacturing, transportation, and other activities. But 16 percent of it gets “grabbed” by forests and wood, which can use it for new growth. That drives the work of Matt Russell, a U of M Extension forest resources specialist. Read story
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