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2013-07-30 23:20:39

Evergreen Brick Works celebrates wild blueberry month with activities for all ages throughout August. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 With the sunny days of late summer come the season of a truly Canadian staple—the wild blueberry. To celebrate, Evergreen Brick Works is hosting a Wild Blueberry Month throughout August, rounding off with the 4th annual Wild Blueberry Festival on August 25. Sponsored by GE Café, the wild blueberry festivities throughout the month will have...

2013-07-20 23:00:05

Eating blueberries and strawberries three times a week or more is linked to lower risk for heart disease. Boston MA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 A spoonful of sugar isn't needed to help this medicine go down: eating more blueberries and strawberries may be a tasty way to protect the heart, reports the July 2013 Harvard Heart Letter. The berry connection was uncovered in a new study led by Dr. Eric Rimm, associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He...

Benefits Of Blueberries Remain After Freezing Cooking
2013-07-03 08:34:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to widely reported health benefits of blueberries - including the potential to decrease cardiovascular risk factors, enhance insulin sensitivity, improve cognition and more - the little deep blue berries have never been more popular. A recent study led by the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital questioned what happens to the health benefits of blueberries after...

2013-06-28 23:17:49

An article in the June issue of the journal Rangelands details a conservation partnership across 11 western states that is bringing a more unified approach to reducing threats to the sagebrush ecosystem and the wildlife that inhabits it. It is a proactive tactic to reduce the fuel that can feed wildfires and also lay a course for recovery of desired plant and wildlife in the wake of a fire. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 A conservation partnership across 11 western states is bringing...

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...


Latest Flora of the United States Reference Libraries

Virginia Pine, Pinus virginiana, pollen cones
2014-05-19 09:44:09

Virginia pine (Pinus virginiana) grows in southern New York from Long Island and continues through the Appalachian Mountains to western Tennessee and Alabamain elevations as high as 2953 feet. This tree is also known as the scrub pine, spruce pine, or Jersey pine. The Harvard Arboretum in Boston, MA has cultivated Virginia pine on display. The Virginia pine is a medium sized tree growing from 29.5 – 59 feet tall with some getting as tall as 105 feet in perfect conditions. This tree grows...

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa
2014-05-16 11:05:52

Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) is native to western North America in sixteen states as well as southern British Columbia, Canada. This tree is also known as the bull pine, blackjack pine, or western pitch, red and yellow pine, as well as Yosemite pine. The Ponderosa pine grows at sea level up to 9843 feet above sea level and can live 300-600 years. This pine is one of the largest pine trees growing to heights of 235 feet and can achieve a trunk diameter of 324 inches. The bark of mature...

Pond Pine, Pinus serotina
2014-05-16 10:40:26

Pond Pine (Pinus serotina) grows in the United States along the Atlantic coast from southern New Jersey south to Florida then west to southern Alabama. This pine grows in wet ground near ponds, and swamps and is also known as the marsh pine or pocosin pine. The pond pine is a small tree growing to heights of 82 feet with a trunk diameter of 2.6 feet. The tree tends to grow crooked and has several tops at the crown. The bark is scaly and reddish brown in color. The needles grow in bundles...

Lodgepole Pine, Pinus contorta
2014-04-27 08:06:16

Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) is found in western North America in the upper mountains and subalpine regions of Colorado’s northern Rocky Mountains. This tree is considered to be invasive in New Zealand. This tree is also known as the shore pine, twisted pine, and contorta pine as well as black pine, scrub pine, and coast pine. The Lodgepole pine grows best between 8000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. They like to grow in well-drained, slightly acidic, sandy soils on gentle south...

Knobcone Pine Cone, Pinus attenuata
2014-04-27 07:44:40

Knobcone pine (Pinus attenuata) grows in the mountains of southern Oregon to Baja California. This tree is usually found in pure stands but can mix in with the Bishop pine and the Monterey pine along the Oregon-California coastline. This tree grows in shallow rocky infertile soil. The knobcone pine is a relatively short lived tree living 75-100 years. The Knobcone pine grows at sea level up to 5500 feet in elevation and is a short to medium tree growing to heights of 26-79 feet with a...

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