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  • Illustration of three kids in a woodchip plant watching a conveyor belt move woodchips.
    One of the historic uses of wood was for heating. In recent years, however, most heating in the United States…

    A Chip Off the Old Block: Using Wood Energy to Heat Schools

  • Cover of the 'Batter Up' monograph. The background image is a close up of a baseball glove and the inset image is a circular photo of a baseball player.
    In “Batter Up,” learn about how engineers designed a test to determine baseball bat breakage rates for different types of…

    Batter Up: Investigating What Type of Wood Makes the Best Baseball Bat

  • Cover of the 'Batter Up' monograph. The background image is a close up of a baseball glove and the inset image is a circular photo of a baseball player.
    Put your feet up in the dugout and flip through “Batter Up!,” the final edition in the Time Warp Series.…

    Batter Up! (Time Warp Monograph Series) – Vol. 1 No. 17

  • The National Inquirer cover for the Bioenergy issue.
    What is bioenergy? “Bio-” is related to living or once living things. Bioenergy is a source of energy that uses…

    Bioenergy – Vol. 9 No. 1

  • Cover 'Chew on This' featuring a log with termites in the background and a close-up photo of termites in the foreground
    Termites are well known pests that can impact homes and other buildings. However, termites also play an important role in…

    Chew on This! (Time Warp Monograph Series) – Vol. 1 No. 12

  • Cover 'Chew on This' featuring a log with termites in the background and a close-up photo of termites in the foreground
    In this research study, scientists try to understand the impact of termites on forest wood decomposition in the Southern United…

    Chew on This! Measuring the Impact of Termites on Forest Wood

  • Illustration of a building site where a yellow tractor is dropping tree trunks into a wood chipper, that is then processing wood chips to a red truck.
    In the Western United States, many of the forests have too many small trees. These small trees increase the risk…

    Chip and Truck: Comparing the Cost of Using Trees to Heat Buildings

  • Front cover of Cream of the Crop, featuring a background image of rows of crops and an inset image of a yellow flower.
    The “Cream of the Crop” monograph is the first in the Forest & Agriculture series. The research in this monograph…

    Cream of the Crop – Vol. 1 No. 20

  • Front cover of Cream of the Crop, featuring a background image of rows of crops and an inset image of a yellow flower.
    The research in this monograph looks at the use of prairie strips, which are strips of native prairie plants that…

    Cream of the Crop: Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Prairie Strips

  • PDF preview of Batter Up eyeChallenge.
    Test your knowledge with an eyeChallenge after reading “Batter Up.” Each of the following images represents something from the article.…

    eyeChallenge – Batter Up!

  • PDF Preview of the eyeChallenge for Chew on This
    After reading “Chew on This,” test your knowledge with an eyeChallenge. Explain what each of these images from the article…

    eyeChallenge – Chew on This!

  • PDF Preview of Standing on the Shoulders of Giants eyeChallenge
    When you finish reading “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” see if you can complete this eyeChallenge! Each image represents…

    eyeChallenge – Standing On the Shoulders of Giants