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Climate Change Threatens Survival Of Forests On Drier, Low-elevation Sites
2013-06-28 10:10:53

Oregon State University Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests. Researchers from Oregon State University concluded that moisture stress is a key limitation for conifer regeneration following stand-replacing wildfire, which will likely...

2013-06-27 23:34:17

Trillium tennesseense is a newly discovered, rare species of Trillium, currently known to occur in only three locations on the slopes of Bays Mountain in Hamblen and Hawkins Counties, Tennessee. An article in Castanea explains that with only 25 confirmed species of Trillium in eastern North America, and a possible six additional species in the west, this discovery is very rare. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Castanea – Trillium tennesseense is a newly discovered, rare species of...

2013-06-18 23:26:22

100% maintenance-free, National Ramp´s aluminum ramp systems feature an 800 pound weight capacity and are easily installed within just a few hours. Available as permanent or temporary ramp systems, the vast assortment of lengths allow users to choose exactly the right configuration for their own unique requirements. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) June 18, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies has joined into a distribution agreement with...

2013-06-11 23:25:30

Launches Its New Customer-Focused Website; Invests in Social Media Initiatives Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 With a continued focus and commitment towards its customers globally, Bristlecone, a leader in supply chain management, today announced the launch of its new customer-focused corporate website — http://www.bcone.com. The launch marks another milestone in its endeavor towards enhanced customer experience and value creation. Following the successful launch of its...

Is The Future Of Whitebark Pine Trees At Risk
2013-06-10 14:31:25

National Science Foundation Widespread tree death from beetle infestations, tree disease outbreaks affecting seed production There's trouble ahead for the whitebark pine, a mountain tree that's integral to wildlife and water resources in the western United States and Canada. Over the last decade, some populations of whitebark pines have declined by more than 90 percent. But these declines may be just the beginning. New research results, supported by the National Science Foundation...

2013-06-06 23:01:17

BerriProducts LLC assures customers that their products are not affected by the recent hepatitis A outbreak due to their high level of quality control and use of locally-sourced berries. Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Costco has issued a recall on a frozen antioxidant berry blend packaged by Townsend Farms after people in many states reported becoming ill due to hepatitis A after consuming this product. While Townsend Farms operates out of Oregon, the berry blend they sold did not...

2013-05-16 23:02:19

In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15% discount off maple producer logo or label custom printed t-shirts from 5/16 to 5/23/2013 with the promo code "523013". (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 In their effort to support and promote maple sugaring, sustainable agriculture, local, small and family owned farms and other local food sources, Crooked Brook is offering a 15%...

2013-05-10 23:04:45

Brain-related studies currently underway are looking into the ways in which compounds in blueberries can improve brain health in areas related to Parkinson's Disease, cognitive performance in children, balance and hearing. Portland, ME (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 What started 10 years ago with a few studies looking into the impact of blueberry consumption and Alzheimer´s Disease has led to more research relating to Parkinson´s Disease, cognitive performance in children, balance and...

2013-05-09 23:30:43

New varieties of honeyberries are available in 2014. Prairie Grove, AR (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 With thousands of Honeyberries in her research program, Lidia Stuart is considered "the best of the best" when it comes to Honeyberry research and development. Her new Honeyberry, Happy Giant LDS PPAF has it all. Huge berries that measure approximately one inch or more in size, a sweet tangy taste and a high yield of an estimated 20 pounds plus per bush per year. This plant will take Honeyberry...

Tree Group Plants Redwood Clones Abroad To Save Them From Climate Change
2013-04-23 07:55:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In celebration of Earth Day 2013, one non-profit organization made a bold attempt to preserve one of America´s oldest natural treasures. By protecting and preserving California´s ancient redwood trees, the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive (AATA) is hoping that the towering timbers will be saved from climate change. Earth Day, which was celebrated yesterday (Apr 22), is a time for people to make a stand for environmental...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
2014-04-14 11:10:26

Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) is native to the southeastern United States. This tree is found in 22 states and has a range from 10 feet in elevation up to 3000 feet. The range includes southeastern New York and New Jersey west to Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Illinois, and southern Missouri; south to eastern Oklahoma and eastern Texas; and east to northern Florida and northeast through the Atlantic Coast States to Delaware. This pine can grow in wetlands as well as in...

Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Loblolly Pine
2014-04-14 09:54:04

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is native to the Southeastern United States including central Texas, Florida, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. The pine is also considered to be a southern yellow pine. The Loblolly pine is the largest of all pines and is also the second most common tree in the United States; the red maple is the most common. The Loblolly pine is a fast grower, growing from 98-115 feet and has a trunk diameter of 1.3-4.9 feet. The bark is gray in color and very scaly. The...

Longleaf pine, Pinus palustris
2014-02-26 09:04:44

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) is native to the coastal region from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia including northern and central Florida. This pine is also grouped into the Southern yellow pine species. Alabama has the Longleaf Pine as their state tree. Preserved stands of Longleaf Pine can be found in the Red Hills Region of Florida and Georgia. The Longleaf pine grows in well-drained sandy soil, sometimes in clay, and grows in pure stands. This tree takes a long time to mature,...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

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