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Surprising Spread Of Spring Leaf-out Times: Study
2014-06-19 03:54:51

Richard Primack, Boston University Medical Center Observing 1,600 species at 8 botanical gardens globally should impact climate-change models Despite conventional wisdom among gardeners, foresters and botanists that woody plants all "leaf out" at about the same time each spring, a new study organized by a Boston University biologist found a surprisingly wide span of as much as three months in leaf-out times. Significantly, observations the past two springs of 1,597 woody plants in...

Autumn In New England Losing Its Color
2012-09-26 16:21:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New England is famous for its fall foliage; the vibrant reds, yellows and oranges that make the forest look like a patchwork quilt and the ground look like it is covered in confetti. And each year, thousands of visitors flock to places like the Massachusetts' Berkshires or Litchfield, Connecticut to take in the majestic beauty of the Earth changing seasons. According to the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Long-Term Ecological...

2012-04-25 20:24:28

Much like the fabled tortoise and the hare, the competition between native and invasive plants growing in deciduous forests in the Eastern United States is all about how the plants cross the finish line in autumn. A new study by a Syracuse University biologist has found that the leaves of invasive plants continue to function in the fall, long after their native cousins have hunkered down for the winter. The findings are counter to conventional wisdom, which held that plants living under...

2010-01-14 19:59:25

A team from the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) are focusing their research on the study of the ecology of rivers. The person in charge is Mr Jesús Pozo. For more than twenty years this team has been trying to identify links between the ecology and functioning of rivers and the surrounding terrestrial environment because, when all is said and done, rivers are like the excretory apparatus of the continents, just like...

2009-08-13 12:40:00

Walking outdoors in the fall, the splendidly colorful leaves adorning the trees are a delight to the eye. In Europe these autumn leaves are mostly yellow, while the United States and East Asia boast lustrous red foliage. But why is it that there are such differences in autumnal hues around the world? A new theory provided by Prof. Simcha Lev-Yadun of the Department of Science Education- Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim and Prof. Jarmo Holopainen of the University of Kuopio in Finland...

2008-10-10 21:00:17

By Buzz Bertolero Q: My husband has read that fruit trees could be pruned once they stop producing. Is this true, or do we have to wait until all the leaves fall off to prune our plum, peach and nectarine trees? A: The short answer is you don't have to wait for the leaves to drop to prune deciduous fruit trees, but this long-established norm is changing. The winter months are still an excellent time to prune and shape, as the structure of the tree is easier to see without all the...


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2009-04-28 14:15:07

Brachychiton rupestris or the Queensland Bottle Tree is a member of the Malvaceae family, although it was originally classified in the Sterculiaceae family. This deciduous tree is indigenous to Queensland, Australia and is best known for its distended swollen trunk shaped like a bottle which allows it to thrive in drought conditions, a variety of soil conditions and temperatures. Growing up to 40 feet tall, it features leaves that very from thin and oval shaped to creased and divided....

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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