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2014-10-29 23:04:39

An article featured in the current issue of Castanea takes a long view at whether former farmlands that were burned each winter could return to something resembling their original woods or grow into an new ecosystem once the burning stopped. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Castanea – In the southeastern United States, large forested areas were cleared, farmed, abandoned, and then burned to keep grasses under control. Some areas have been allowed to grow back into forests in recent decades, but...

2014-10-29 16:23:00

Offsetters' Life Cycle Study confirms that copy paper made from agricultural waste is one of the most sustainable copy papers available VANCOUVER, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Offsetters Climate Solutions and Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. (Prairie Paper) have released an updated life cycle report that reconfirms copy paper made from agricultural waste, like wheat straw, as one of the most sustainable copy papers in the world. Offsetters, one of North America's leading carbon...

2014-10-29 12:21:34

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Associaion (AHSAFA) have generally reported greater utilization of fixed wing and helicopter assets, as highly destructive wildland fires raged across much of the Western US this year. "The amount of flying we have done during this year's fire season has already exceeded what we did during the comparable 2013 period," said Dan Snyder, Chief Operating...

2014-10-29 08:36:29

WILMINGTON, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, follows up on the huge success of its Legacy Collection, introduced in early 2014, with a new, warm gray color called Ashwood. The subtle, earthy and aged look of Ashwood mimics the look of hand-hewn lumber with a richness that makes it nearly indistinguishable from tropical hardwoods. With the addition of Ashwood, Earthwood Evolution's Legacy Collection now includes four...

2014-10-28 16:29:10

First-Ever FSC(®)Leadership Award Celebrates Company as a Leader Driving Progress in the Marketplace TICKER SYMBOL(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) was recognized for its longtime leadership in sustainability, as the company accepted the first-ever annual FSC(®) Leadership Award for the paper sector in a ceremony at the Greenbuild 2014 Conference in New Orleans. The award celebrates Domtar's innovative pursuit...

2014-10-23 08:39:18

ECOB Receives Purchase Orders for Eco Red Shield Coating Services and Trusses for Five Single-Story Residential Projects in Southern California VISTA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that the next phase of the Desert Crest project located in Lancaster, California comprised of five single-story homes has been released to the Company for production. Scheduled to begin framing the second week of November, the Desert Crest...

2014-10-14 23:00:50

International Forest Company (IFCO) and Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services in conjunction with the Forest Landowners Association will be hosting the first annual Southeast Regional Forest Resource Owner and Manager Conference at the Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta, Ga., on Oct. 28 and 29. Moultrie, Georgia (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 International Forest Company (IFCO) and Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services in conjunction with the Forest Landowners Association will...

2014-10-14 12:23:09

OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI) is proud to support Tree Ottawa's goal to plant One Million Trees as a gift from the residents of Ottawa to all Canadians to celebrate Canada's 150(th) anniversary in 2017. The first tree is being planted near a 150-year-old oak tree at Tree Ottawa's launch in Champlain Park. "Tree Ottawa is strengthening connections between healthy forests and the sustainable communities we all want to live in. Planting...

2014-10-10 12:25:35

Competition follows announcement from the White House Rural Council earlier this year to support wood in construction and job growth WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) congratulated the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the formal launch of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. The Competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations and design teams willing to undertake an...

2014-10-02 12:33:27

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - As the Good Jobs Summit opens this weekend, the forest products industry and Unifor are pledging to work together towards a prosperous forest products industry that both creates and maintains jobs and economic prosperity while ensuring sustainable forest management. The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) will be participating in the Unifor-sponsored Good Jobs Summit to talk about the positive future of the forest sector and the potential to see...


Latest Forestry Reference Libraries

Cultigen
2013-08-21 08:41:06

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes. Cultigens can either be grown as a cultivated plant or planted in the wild and left to multiply on their own. Specifically selected plants are grafted with other plant material to produce mixed tissue used to create hybrids. The naming of cultigens is derived from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The Cultivated Plant...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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