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tree destruction
2015-02-27 10:17:43

Imagine an area the size of West Virginia or Sri Lanka being deforested every year, or devoting an area the size of Norway devoid of trees every five years. Because that's exactly what findings from a new study are showing--which directly contradicts previous studies by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA).

2015-02-25 12:23:15

New Sales Professional Joins Local Tree Care Company SAN DIEGO, Feb.

2015-02-16 23:03:43

Multiple track, networking conference comes back to Coeur d’Alene, March 24-26, to focus on small log processing, wood exports, forest management, wood pellets, and more Coeur

2015-02-10 12:32:17

C$ MONTRÉAL, Feb.10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc.

2015-02-03 12:23:26

Terry Bradshaw to Present "Why Not Your Best?" While the Lumber Industry Finds the best Eco Interior Advanced Framing Lumber the Industry has to Offer at Sherwood Lumber's Booth VISTA,

2015-01-30 08:22:06

Program Uses Best Practices in Right Tree Right Place Program JACKSON, Mich., Jan.

2015-01-27 08:21:20

German company to import their successful system to the US THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The C02 saturation in our atmosphere is at an all-time high.

2015-01-20 23:00:30

Arborists Rob Calley and Travis Morales announce their exciting recent accomplishments. Mary Esther, Florida (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 Certified Arborist

south american gold
2015-01-14 17:22:28

An ongoing gold rush in the tropical forests of South America is putting one of the planet’s most biologically diverse landscapes in danger, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters.


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
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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