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2014-12-16 23:01:51

Two arborists from Backridge Tree Service make an effort to contribute to the local community. Mary Esther, Florida (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 Public

2014-12-16 12:22:35

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) Inc.

2014-12-05 08:26:08

Iroquois Falls (Ontario) Mill and Two Paper Machines in Quebec to be Permanently Closed MONTRÉAL, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Reduced-impact Logging Supports Diversity Of Forests
2014-12-03 03:44:08

When it comes to logging, it may be possible to have our timber and our tropical forests, too.

2014-12-03 08:34:12

Harvested Underwater Timber Sets Tone for Orders BLAINE, Wash., Dec.

2014-12-02 08:22:48

Annual tree lighting ceremony to be hosted this evening at the Capitol building WASHINGTON, Dec.

2014-11-25 08:37:18

LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WeWOOD's New Watch Release Expected to Further Tree Planting Initiative WeWOOD, the premier provider of eco-friendly

2014-11-21 08:22:47

ECOB Receives Second Purchase Order from F1 Construction, Inc. for a New Home to be Built in Howard Beach, Queens, New York VISTA, Calif., Nov.


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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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.