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2014-05-20 08:23:24

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc.

2014-05-19 16:21:27

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc.

2014-05-15 23:14:46

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has hired Matthew E. Menashes as its new Chief Executive Officer.

2014-05-13 08:24:49

ASHLAND, Ore., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire scientists are releasing a new synthesis of the ecological benefits of large wildfires, including those that kill most vegetation in fire-adapted

Borneo’s Super-charged Tropical Trees Are Vitally Important For Global Carbon Cycling
2014-05-12 03:31:15

A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year.

2014-05-01 16:25:12

OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - For just the second time in history, a forestry company has become a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

2014-04-30 23:07:29

NEWwoodworks, the fine woodworking group at New Energy Works Timberframers, expands reclaimed wood offerings to include Teak from their sister company Pioneer Millworks. Farmington,

2014-04-25 12:27:41

Environmental WatchDog Exposes 3M's Environmentally Destructive Practices MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leading environmental watchdog, ForestEthics, released

2014-04-25 11:08:39

Approved in 2012, Brazil's new Forest Code has few admirers.


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
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.