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2010-12-06 10:55:00

Researchers at Universit© Laval, in collaboration with Nova Scotia Agricultural College, have discovered what causes Christmas tree needles to drop off, and how to double the lifespan of Christmas trees in homes. The authors presented their findings in a recent issue of the scientific journal Trees. The researchers have identified a plant hormone"”ethylene"”responsible for needle loss in balsam fir. They made the discovery by placing fir branches in containers of water inside...

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2005-03-16 07:20:32

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Mercilessly hounded by blood-sucking ticks, the Isle Royale moose herd is on a downward spiral - and the wolf packs that roam the national park in Lake Superior are taking advantage. The moose population fell to about 540 this winter, down from 740 last year and 1,100 during the winter of 2002-03, wildlife biologist Rolf Peterson of Michigan Tech University said Tuesday. Meanwhile, wolf numbers jumped from 19 to 29 last season and reached 30 this year. Although...

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2004-11-29 15:00:03

WASHINGTON - An 18 1/2-foot Christmas tree, pulled by a horse-drawn wagon, arrived Monday at the North Portico, marking the official start of holiday decorating at the White House. "They've already removed the chandelier, so this 18-foot tree will fit into the Blue Room," first lady Laura Bush said in receiving the Noble fir tree cut down in Washington state. "Decorators are inside decorating right now as fast as they can. They'll continue to decorate, and they'll be finished by Wednesday,...

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2004-11-26 05:00:00

There are more Christmas trees than people in Colebrook, N.H. There are 500,000 trees alone at Weir Tree Farms, a family-owned farm considered to be the town's largest - that's 200 times more trees than Colebrook's population of 2,500. "We're trying to grow a lot of nice trees and make a lot of children happy at Christmas time," said William Weir, 65, whose family will cut 14,000 balsam fir, fraser fir and "fralsam" hybrids this year. Perched on the Vermont border, Colebrook is considered...


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2007-12-27 09:13:38

The Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), is a North American fir, native to most of eastern and central Canada and the northeastern United States. In Canada it is found from Newfoundland to central Alberta. In the United States the Balsam Fir is found from Minnesota to Maine, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to West Virginia. It is a small to medium-size evergreen tree from 45 to 65 feet tall, with a narrow conic crown. Few balsams may grow to over 85 feet tall. The bark on young trees is...

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