Posted by Barry Clifford

Mar 22, 2017 2:34:48 PM

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International Day of Forests: Powering the World With Wood

On March 21 this year, countries around the globe will celebrated International Day of Forests. Entering its fourth year, the purpose of International Day of Forests is to celebrate and raise awareness for the importance of our forests, and the theme of this year’s event is The Forest: Nature’s Powerhouse. The power of the woods is something we at Alliance Tire Group are acutely aware of; as wood-based fuels continue to become more efficient and powerful, they are increasingly seen as one of the next important sustainable energy sources. Below is a look at some of the fuels changing the way we view wood, and how our Primex forestry tires can help keep wood fuel sustainable.

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Topics: Primex Tires, Blog, Forestry industry, logstomper, Forestry

Posted by Terry Goodwin

Jul 26, 2016 2:50:34 PM

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The Emergence of Enormous Forest Fires

As the summer progresses and the dry season comes upon us, the likelihood of forest fires significantly increases. While wildfires have always been an issue during the dry season, the combination of climate change, drought, and insects has not only increased the occurrence of forest fires and extended their season, but also has grown the size, damage inflicted, and cost of fighting them. Whether it’s lower snowpacks, drier springs, longer summers, or disease and damage, the forest’s trees are dying, and those dead trees present the perfect tinder for forest fires.

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Topics: Primex Tires, Blog, Forestry industry, logstomper, Forestry

Posted by Terry Goodwin

Apr 27, 2016 1:45:39 PM

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No Clear-Cut Solution to Clear Cutting Controversy

The practice of clearcutting in forest maintenance is a frequent subject of controversy among professional foresters, loggers and the general public. People don’t like clear cuts, most markedly because of the appearance of forests after the process has been completed. Foresters remain committed to advocating for the benefits of clear cutting to the long term health of forests. So the challenge becomes how can we balance the long-term health of forests with maintaining their full, natural appearance.

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Topics: Alliance Tires, Primex Tires, Flotation Tires, Soil Compaction, Blog, Forestry industry, logstomper, Tractor tires

Posted by Terry Goodwin

Apr 11, 2016 12:20:20 PM

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The Scary Truth About Zombie Trees

While The Walking Dead terrifies millions of people every Sunday night, it’s the “standing dead” populating our woods that keeps fearful foresters up at night. In the Pacific Northwest and Rockies alike, zombie trees—those still standing but dead from fire, disease, insects, or lack of water—are mingling amid their living brethren waiting for the right time to wreak havoc. In fact, according to a recent analysis commissioned by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, there are already more than 350 million standing dead zombie trees populating the 14 million acres of national forestland in Oregon.

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Topics: Alliance Tires, Primex Tires, Blog, Forestry industry, logstomper, Alliance 342

Posted by Terry Goodwin

Apr 6, 2016 5:00:11 PM

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Exploring Forestry by the Numbers

The forests of the United States are a valuable resource for many reasons: they provide a home for the country's wildlife, they offer recreational opportunities to the people, they drive tourism and visitation, and they create products and jobs that have become essential to our everyday life. It’s easy to overlook the importance of the country's forests while driving past them on the way to work, or get lost in thought while hiking through one on the weekend, but our forests are an integral part of our lives. Thanks to careful management, the U.S. has been able to reap the economic rewards of healthy forests, while simultaneously preserving the forests for the next generation.

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Topics: Primex Tires, Blog, Forestry industry, logstomper