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2015-04-24 16:23:06

Customers and landscapers are reminded to call 8-1-1 two days before digging SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With Arbor Day upon us,

2015-04-24 08:24:53

1 in 5 five trees along the Colorado Front Range are ash trees and will eventually succumb to emerald ash borer if left unprotected.

2015-04-22 08:25:48

New Prince Ea video offers climate change solution SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This Earth Day, activist and spoken word artist

2015-04-22 08:25:37

ECOB's Advanced Framing Lumber Leads the Lumber Industry with Mold Protected Lumber VISTA, Calif., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) is pleased

2015-04-21 23:01:23

Full Day of Events for Community Planned Including Planting of 5,000 Trees, Bus Tours, Live Music, Back Pack Blower Croquet; Sign-up Available Online on HantzWoodlands.com Detroit,

2015-04-20 12:25:00

Activist and Artist Prince Ea Releases New Video on Earth Day supporting Stand for Trees campaign SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 45(th) anniversary of Earth

2015-04-20 08:24:47

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Ontario, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.

2015-04-16 23:00:18

The Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) is honoring five state leaders by planting trees in their name as part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership's Living Legacy

2015-04-15 08:25:02

The Targeted Sandy Rebuild Now Seeing Eco Red Buildings from The Hampton's To Atlantic City VISTA, Calif., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB)

2015-04-14 12:24:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of Pennsylvania's traditional statewide trout season opener on April 18, and a rash of recent wildfires, the Department


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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Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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