a little help please?

Firstly Hello everyone! i do hope you're all doing well,

To save forests, cut some trees down, scientists say

Forests are feeling the heat. In places like the American West, rising temperatures and drought mean less water for trees, sometimes shriveling swaths of woodland. Now, scientists have found that thinning early in forest growth creates tougher trees that can endure climate change. What's more, these thinned forests can suck carbon out of the air just as fast as dense forests.

"When it comes to carbon sequestration and climate change adaptation, we can have our cake and eat it too," says Andrew Larson, forest ecologist at the University of Montana in Missoula and author of the new study. "It's a win-win."

As trees grow, they convert carbon dioxide to food and store it in their leaves, trunks, and roots. U.S. forests capture between 10% to 20% of U.S. emissions each year. But if trees get too crowded, they compete for light and water—and stressed trees are more susceptible to drought and insect attacks. Removing some trees can ease the competition, letting the remaining trees grow big and healthy. But scientists worry that removing trees can reduce forest carbon storage. These worries, however, are based mostly on models and short-term studies.

To see if the climate trade-off truly exists, scientists tapped into a long-term experiment in northwestern Montana. In 1961, U.S. Forest Service officials started the experiment in a young forest of western larch—a conifer common in the Inland Northwest. The forest was broken up into plots. In some plots, the 8-year-old trees were thinned from tens of thousands per hectare down to 494 per hectare (2.5 acres). These trees grew thick trunks and broad canopies. Other plots were left alone, and the teeming trees grew tall and skinny as they competed for sunlight. The original study was rooted in an interest in growing timber rapidly. But the scientists at the University of Montana sprouted a new question: How did tree density affect carbon storage?

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wilds TEF art dump [image heavy]

hello I haven't been here in a million years. despite barely ever playing the game, my go-to thing to doodle when I'm bored is still TEF deer, so I figured I might as well upload stuff here.

- just a random magpie/kirin deer idk

- nina, an old OC and sibling of lorak

- some random fawn designs on a base i drew ages ago

- sax, an old OC of mine

- eliza, an OC i never did anything with

- lorak redesign

- silver design

- vox, a necromancer oc i never did anything with

- i thiiiink this might have been a concept sketch for rutilus and taliene's dad? not sure.


at the moment, 55 players are playing, but they just sit and do nothing, it's sad. Sad

When I see a player running, I run to him and rejoice, but he just passes by and does not pay attention to me. Sticking out tongue

(I use a translator)

[OFFIC SPAM THINGY] resurrection from the essence of my favorite croissant

I'm gonna utilize Pitbull as an actual oc and learn css just for a fancy bio and then throw him in my prev characters story as a motivational speaker who drives his honda civic into the ename ruin to start a rave, its pride month i can do what i want

thinking about sam levingson and how much he looks related to my dad
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Starling - toyhouse - she/they
discord: pixeldeer#6405

• Russet-coloured coat, deer-faced
• Wears anything in-game & likes creature spells
• Welcomes any company! friends, strangers, come chill with her

Starling sometimes feels like a bit of a lost soul; drifting through each hour like a ghost. This deer is incredibly introverted and her social-energy can drain very quickly. As of more recent years, her shift in age has reconnected with deeper roots, and she will at times naturally fall into a feral state of mind. She is drawn to herds, though enjoys being on the outer edges and being able to come and go with ease.


May be unresponsive whilst I work throughout the day. But I'm often checking in and will probably see if you stop by! any company is welcome & appreciated. <3


sometimes I draw things whilst sitting in the forest ~
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Fawn, Frog.
You've heard of lowpoly frog, now get ready for warped 2D frog.
Somewhat dedicated to the frog I saw a while ago while hanging out near the stream, under the "66" username.

The peacock is one of my fave pelts/sets, despite its meme status.

Technical issues, game refuses to work

I tried playing TEF but its giving me a strange error message when I set it as my screensaver that I dont understand so the game refuses to work, its about some sort of q3d error
It doesnt work as I boot it up from my desktop either, it just shows me a deer sleeping in a black background indefinitely
And I have to restart my whole computer to get access to it again since when I boot up the game I cannot exit it anymore, please help me

Game Crash Error

Hey, I've been trying to run the latest version of the game, but every time i open it I get a strange error: (https://i.imgur.com/A8Y4Tp9.png), and it crashes shortly after. Has anyone had a similar issue/does anyone know how to fix it? My hardware more than meets the system requirements to run the game itself, so I assume I'm missing something in installation? Or it's a strange very specific bug. XD
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