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2014-04-24 08:26:15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been more than 140 years since the first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska. It has since become a national observance that takes place on the last Friday in April in most states and recognizes the importance of trees as well as tree selection, planting, and care. A properly selected and planted tree can add beauty and energy efficiency to your landscape. A poorly selected and planted tree can become high maintenance, dangerous,...

2014-04-24 08:24:54

Two projects will plant more than 160,000 trees on America's National Forests. MISSOULA, Mont., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is proud to announce a $100,000 award from OneMain Financial to support two large-scale reforestation projects in California and Minnesota. Both reforestation projects will have significant benefits to our National Forests and the American people. On the Shasta Trinity National Forest and with generous...

2014-04-23 16:32:29

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the British Columbia government for supporting a FPInnovations research project aimed at developing innovative biomaterials from wood fibre. The province has announced that it is providing $2.25 million toward the research and development of cellulose filaments (CF), flexible fibres extracted from pulp that can be used in everything from plastic packaging to photographic film to panels in...

2014-04-21 12:23:14

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Ontario, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI®) has awarded more than $400,000 to 10 conservation projects as part of its 2014 Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. These projects support efforts towards continuous improvement in sustainable forest management and forest conservation throughout North America. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140421/76800 "The 2014 conservation grant recipients...

2014-04-16 16:23:18

Serving Responsible Forestry Sunny Side Up WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has selected to package the official 2014 White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75706 "We are thrilled to be involved once again with this annual American tradition," said Kathy Abusow,...

2014-04-15 16:21:59

ROSEBURG, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Communities for Healthy Forests, Inc. (CHF), with support from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Inc. (SFI®), held a ceremony celebrating the restoration of the Douglas Complex fire devastation area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73275 The Douglas Complex wildfires gripped the State of Oregon in August of 2013, threatening homes, and forcing evacuations and road closures. Approximately 3,000...

2014-04-11 16:20:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's statewide trout season begins on April 12, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and other woodland visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires. "We ask trout anglers and other visitors to be extremely careful because fire danger ranges from high to very high across much of the state," DCNR Secretary Ellen Ferretti said. "One act of carelessness could prove disastrous among...

2014-04-09 20:20:23

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Science Center Foundation has invested more than $2 million to fulfill its commitment of replacing trees and making green improvements in the communities along Endeavour's route through the cities of Westchester, Inglewood and South Los Angeles. More than 1,000 trees are being planted by the Science Center Foundation to replace the nearly 400 that were removed along the shuttle's route. To date, 960 trees have...

2014-04-07 12:23:21

Students Will Learn about Tree Health, Preserving and Protecting America's Natural and Urban Forests WOBURN, Mass., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, Arborjet invites middle school teachers and students across America to celebrate National Arbor Day on April 25(th) with its new, free "Let's Root for the Trees!" Middle School Curriculum Program. During the engaging and easy-to-implement 45-minute lesson (available for immediate download at www.letsrootforthetrees.com), students will...

2014-04-03 12:55:13

Researchers at Winrock International have developed a first-of-its-kind method for estimating carbon emissions from forest degradation caused by selective logging in tropical regions. Refined over a period of 15 years and tested in six countries, the approach is highlighted in an article authored by Winrock’s Ecosystems Services experts, Timothy Pearson, Sandra Brown and Felipe Casarim — published April 1 in Environmental Research Letters. Until now, efforts for reducing emissions from...


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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