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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...

2014-04-01 14:09:40

A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption. Despite an established forest conservation theory holding that tree harvesting should be strictly minimized to prevent the loss of biodiversity and to maintain carbon storage capacity, the new study shows that sustainable management of wood resources can achieve both goals while...

2014-03-31 20:20:39

--SFI Forest Partners® Program Gaining Significant Traction Towards its 2014 Certification Goal-- WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, over 600,000 acres of timberland managed by Timberland Investment Resources, LLC (TIR) have been certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) standard. TIR's investment footprint spans 14 states, with a significant presence in the southeastern U.S. Their certification builds on the SFI Forest Partners®...

2014-03-27 23:33:38

Planning for new countries and increased planting goals, tentree looks towards a more eco-conscious future. REGINA, SK (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Having already provided 160,000 hours of employment to locals in developing countries, tentree announced today that the Canadian lifestyle apparel company has officially planted their first million trees. By partnering with international non-profit organizations, tentree is stepping up to become a major part of reforestation efforts in several...

2014-03-27 23:28:47

Spring tree care advice from certified arborists at The Davey Tree Expert Company. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Trees offer shade on the hottest of days, structures to hang tire swings from, and provide beauty to landscapes. Yet when that favorite tree falls ill, it goes from being an asset to a liability. Yet, identifying a sick tree is easy, says R.J. Laverne, urban forester for The Davey Tree Expert Company. He suggests a simple visual inspection to help homeowners determine the right time...


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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