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HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians who plant a tree at their home or business can help the commonwealth reach its goal of putting one million trees in the ground statewide by 2012.
Excursion to a rainforest canopy creates a communication bridge between scientists and policy-makers.
Scientists at a Smithsonian symposium reported Monday that tropical rainforests are making a comeback, but said the young vegetation may not be capable of consuming as much carbon-dioxide or sustaining as much diverse wildlife as the older trees did.
Four controlled fires were blazing Saturday in the Dixie National Forest. The fires started naturally, but officials were allowing them to continue to burn -- although controlled -- to benefit both the ecosystem and public safety, according to a spokesman for the Forest Service.
Recently along with my neighbours I received a letter from the county council highways department saying that it was going to remove six trees from the verge outside our houses. Most of the trees were healthy and there is a dense, varied tree canopy with winter fruit that is loved by wildlife.
By Duncan, Riva Many who work in fire management will, at some time in their career, face something difficult, an "abrupt and brutal audit" (Lagadec 1993) that will shake their confidence at best and leave them heartbroken at worst. I know.
By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 15--A forest fire south of Mount Adams ballooned to more than 8,000 acres Monday. An expert said several circumstances give this fire an unusual opportunity to continue to grow.
Armed with chainsaws and pry bars, University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues recently hastened the end for nearly 7,000 mature aspen and birch trees in a large-scale, long-term experiment to glimpse the Great Lakes region's future forests.
By Lieurance, Deah M DEAH M. LIEURANCE (USDA/ARS, Invasive Plant Research Laboratory, 3225 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314). Biomass allocation of the invasive tree Acacia auriculiformis and refoliation following hurricane-force winds. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 134: 389-397.
By Griscom, Bronson W Daly, Douglas C; Ashton, Mark S GRISCOM, B. W. (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511), D. C. DALY (The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458), AND M. S. ASHTON (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511).
Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...
Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...