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2014-04-12 23:02:37

Taskba Flowers, a global flower delivery service, now sends floral orders to people for all occasions within not only the United States and Canada, but to most international locations as well. (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 An established leader in florist services, Taskba Flowers has expanded its flower delivery services worldwide. The online flower delivery store is one of North America’s largest and continues to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, techniques, and advances in products and...

2014-04-09 23:01:48

Don't miss the amazing display of color that happens only a brief time each year in Pine Mountain, Ga. Pine Mountain, GA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The peak of azalea season has arrived. Both the Overlook Azalea Garden and the Callaway Brothers Azalea Bowl are at peak bloom for this weekend and into to near future. In addition, dogwoods, redbuds, red buckeye, spring wildflowers and more are in bloom, too. The native azaleas will be very impressive as well. For a glance at what they look...

Tracking Movement Of Sugar In Plants
2014-04-09 12:22:18

By Karen McNulty Walsh, Brookhaven National Laboratory A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, overturns a long-held theory in plant science. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory who are co-authors on this paper conducted critical radiotracer studies that support the new theory that plant sugars play a dominant role in regulating branching at...

2014-04-08 12:36:56

NewNow.com keeps providing mobile power solutions to most countries in the world. DALLAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NewNow, a global leader in mobile power solutions, today announced the launch of its Bamboo series of high capacity external battery. The Bamboo power bank is available in different capacities - 2600mAh, 5200mAh, 13000mAh and 15600mAh. Power bank has a massive capacity lithium rechargeable battery to re-charge the digital devices for more than 500 times...

2014-04-07 23:24:31

Every few years, the flooring trends change and the market changes. Today, BothBest released its strand woven bamboo flooring collection and announced the availability of big discounts. (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Every few years, the flooring trends change and the market changes. According to a marketing director of BothBest, a China-based bamboo flooring company, bamboo flooring will be one of the hottest styles in the coming years. Today, BothBest released its strand woven bamboo flooring...

2014-04-07 12:23:21

Students Will Learn about Tree Health, Preserving and Protecting America's Natural and Urban Forests WOBURN, Mass., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, Arborjet invites middle school teachers and students across America to celebrate National Arbor Day on April 25(th) with its new, free "Let's Root for the Trees!" Middle School Curriculum Program. During the engaging and easy-to-implement 45-minute lesson (available for immediate download at www.letsrootforthetrees.com), students will...

2014-04-04 23:33:22

BothBest, a well-known bamboo flooring factory and wholesaler, today announces that they will attend the 115th Canton fair. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 BothBest, a well-known bamboo flooring factory and wholesaler, today announces that they will attend the 115th Canton fair. Moreover, the company will showcase its new bamboo flooring products and designs at the great trade show. BothBest is a leader in the bamboo flooring industry. Its premium quality bamboo flooring is offered at affordable...

2014-04-03 08:32:48

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CENTRAL FLORIDA, April 2014 - As a global business traveler with long experience in Southeast Asia, Bodhi Tree Collections founder Michelle S Phillips was inspired by the tradition of artisanal handcrafts in the region. Paired with her understanding of her home market in North America Phillips realized the potential of her unique position. She saw the opportunity to bring artisanal pieces that are sophisticated, eco-friendly...

2014-04-02 12:33:27

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - Every time you buy a bottle of wine sealed with a natural cork stopper, you're helping to sustain one of the world's most biodiverse forests and protect an extraordinary ecosystem. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/PH96466) While it might seem counterintuitive, the best way to ensure that there is no shortage of cork is to use more cork. That is because the greater the demand for cork, the greater the economic...

2014-04-01 23:30:18

Heal dry skin naturally with mongongo oil from Africa; now sold at Valencia Whole Foods in San Francisco. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Natural health product pioneer Zion Health announces Adama Minerals White Coconut body butter with unique ingredient, mongongo oil for sensitive skin, as a new addition to Valencia Whole Foods Health Food Store in San Francisco, CA. Zion Health is pleased to announce that eco-friendly, organic grocer Valencia Whole Foods located on 999 Valencia...


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Torrey Pine, Pinus torreyana
2014-05-19 09:27:13

Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana) is found only in California in the county of San Diego with one of the Channel Islands. This pine is the rarest and is considered endangered with only about 7000 trees in San Diego and 2000 left on the island of Santa Rosa. The Torrey pine grows from 200-500 feet above sea level and grows to heights of 26-49 feet tall with trunk diameters between one and two feet. The trunk of this tree can be straight, crooked, and often leaning due to the prevailing winds....

Ocote Pine, Pinus oocarpa
2014-05-16 09:55:29

Ocote pine (Pinus oocarpa) is native to Mexico and Central America. This tree is also known as the Mexican yellow pine, hazelnut pine, pino Amarillo, and pino avellano. This pine is closely related to the pinus greggii and pinus patula. This pine grows at altitudes of 3000-7000 feet above sea level while in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua it grows at lower altitudes of 2600 feet. In poor soils, the tree will only grow between 32.8 and 49.2 feet tall and up to 39.3 feet in shallow soil...

Patula Pine, Pinus patula
2014-04-27 09:00:21

Patula pine (Pinus patula) is native to the Highlands of Mexico and have been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, as well as southern and eastern Africa. The tree is considered invasive in Kenya and Uganda. This pine is also known as the Mexican weeping pine due to the long drooping needles. This pine is closely related to the Gregg pine also found growing in Mexico. The Patula Pine grows at altitudes of 5906 – 8858 feet above sea level....

Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata
2014-04-27 08:44:45

Monterey Pine (Pinus radiata) is native to the Central coast of California and Mexico primarily the Guadalupe and Cedros Islands. The Monterey pine is planted extensively in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Kenya, and South Africa. The Monterey pine is closely related to the Bishop and Knobcone pine. The Monterey pine is a short to medium tree growing from 49-98 feet tall with some growing to 200 feet tall in perfect growing conditions. The crown is rounded with...

Michoacan Pine, Pinus devoniana, needles and male flower
2014-04-27 08:19:00

Michoacan Pine (Pinus devoniana) is found in Mexico from S. Sinaloa to Chiapas and Guatemala in the montane forest, which is one level below the subalpine zone found around the globe.  The temperature within the montane is between 43 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit. The location of the Michoacan pine will change with the climate change and grow in the warmer regions. Michoacan pine grows at elevations of 2953 and 8202 feet above sea level in warm to subtropical climates. This pine requires an...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.