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2013-08-12 23:18:33

Nerium International™ recently named Krupp Kommunications (K2), a full-service public relations firm, as its public relations agency of record. New York, NY

2013-08-08 23:22:42

The southwest Florida resort was given the honor in part due to the hotel’s dedication to their employees and guests. Bonita Springs, FL (PRWEB) August 08,

2013-07-04 23:16:55

Herbal Papaya showcased its full line of products at the Nature’s Marketplace Spring Trade Show hosted by Wegmans in Rochester, New York, on May 23, 2013.

2013-07-04 23:00:08

emerginC reveals brighter glowing skin with the launch of its new Scientific Organics Ginger-Lime Sugar Scrub. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 05, 2013

2013-07-01 23:19:02

Dallas-based Nerium International received the Community Impact Award from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America on June 25, 2013. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 01,

2013-06-21 23:19:03

Coconut Grove homeowners who shop at their local Home Depot are reacting positively to the retail sales display placed there in December by Venetian Builders, Inc., the president of the Miami-based

2013-06-20 23:24:16

New survey designed to establish benchmarks for multiple chapter organizations. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 As a follow-up to its

2013-06-16 23:01:59

Once largely ignored, palm oil waste has been successfully transformed into a number of eco-friendly products including paper, as Palm Republik looks to introduce sustainably produced palm paper


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Natterjack Toad, Epidalea calamita
2014-09-16 16:07:34

The natterjack toad, Epidalea Calamita, formerly Bufo calamita, is a toad endemic to sandy and heathland areas of Europe. The adults are about 60 to 70 millimeters long and are set apart from common toads by a yellow colored line that runs down the middle of the back. They have fairly short legs, and this provides them with a characteristic step, compared to the hopping movement of many other toad species. Natterjacks have a very loud and distinct mating call, amplified by the single vocal...

Montezuma Pine, Pinus montezumae
2014-07-15 13:27:17

Montezuma pine (Pinus montezumae) is native to Mexico and Central America and grows in the mountain ranges. This tree is known as ocote by the locals of Mexico. This tree has been planted successfully at mid altitudes in South Africa and Queensland, Australia, and at high altitudes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia. Trees planted in New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia have done well at sea level. The Montezuma pine grows at 6,562-10,500 feet above sea level where...

Macedonian Pine, Pinus peuce
2014-07-15 13:08:24

Macedonian Pine (Pinus peuce) is native to Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, southwest Serbia, as well as the extreme north of Greece. This pine has been neutralized and grows in Eastern Finland. This pine grows best at altitudes between 3,281feet and 7,218 feet with a few growing as low as 1,969 feet and as high as 7,546 feet. This pine tolerates shade as well as extreme cold, and grows in rocky soils that are acidic and poor in nutrients. This tree grows to heights...

Japanese White Pine, Pinus parviflora
2014-07-15 12:15:14

Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora) is native to Japan and found growing in Kokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikaku; and South Korea, and Utsurio-To. The Japanese call it the Japanese five-needle pine. The Japanese White Pine grows from sea level up to 8,202 feet, but grows best between 3,281 feet and 4,921 feet. Dwarfism sets in when the trees grow above sub-alpine levels. This pine grows on steep, rocky slopes and prefers well-drained soils and full sun although it does not like intense...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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