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2014-01-29 12:23:22

California Tree Care Company Elevates Financial Strategy with Addition of New Executive HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree management company, is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Carson to the company's executive team as Chief Financial Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/SF55286) "We are thrilled to have Brad on board," says Andy LaVelle, President of Arborwell. "With his extensive experience and...

2014-01-29 08:23:22

Rating reflects nonprofit's mission PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative(TM) (GBI) has awarded its second-highest rating of three Green Globes® to the new Washington, DC headquarters of the American Forest Foundation (AFF) for its environmentally-focused design and construction. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/PH54725-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/PH54725-b ) A nonprofit, AFF tapped the Green...

2014-01-28 12:22:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti today released results of an independent review team's annual study of state forestlands, noting its findings continue to affirm Bureau of Forestry efforts to conserve these resources through sound management. "Once again our state forests were deemed 'well-managed' in an official certification reflecting the pride we take in managing our system for many values...

2014-01-27 12:30:20

Industry Veteran Woody Woodham Brings Over 26 Years Experience in Advanced Woven Composite Fabrics for Ballistic Protection FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAATI Americas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Italy's SAATI Group and a global leader in the advanced materials sector specializing in producing materials used in a wide range of applications from medical to ballistic protection, today announced the appointment of Woody Woodham as Vice President of the...

2014-01-21 23:28:47

An initiative started over half a century ago by Prospect Plantation in Ocho Rios to protect the Jamaican environment has been hugely successful given the support it has garnered from luminaries around the world. (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Business savvy and Philanthropist Joseph J. Issa, has hailed as a huge success, the ‘plant a tree’ programmer at Prospect Plantation that has been promoting green field development long before climate change became a concern. “Judging by the number...

2014-01-16 12:33:23

Prices for forestry lands in Uruguay have more than doubled since 2006 BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, more than three quarters of all Latin American plantation forests owned by overseas financial investors, were in just two countries, Brazil and Uruguay. As prices for agricultural land soar in those countries, timberland investors are exploring other Latin American countries to invest in. The future investment prospects for Latin American Plantation Forests are the subject of...

Do Faster-Growing Old Trees Translate To More Carbon Storage?
2014-01-16 07:03:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Contrary to the commonly held belief that trees become unproductive as they grow older, new research appearing in the journal Nature demonstrates that most of them experience increases in their growth rates and store more carbon as they age. As part of their research, the study authors reviewed records from studies on six continents, including measurements from over 650,000 trees belonging to 403 tropical and temperate species....

2014-01-14 23:21:08

National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program helps communities and young people learn about the importance of trees for communities and wildlife. Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is currently accepting applications for youth leaders and organizations wishing to hold a sapling tree planting event this Spring as part of NWF’s Trees for Wildlife program. The program aims to educate and prepare a generation of conservation stewards,...

2014-01-09 12:28:13

EDMONTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has awarded the second annual Skills Award for Aboriginal Youth to Shayna Mason, a student in the Forestry Program at the University of Alberta. The $2,500 award is targeted at youth from 18 to 30 who are enrolled in an apprenticeship program, college or in university, who are a First Nations, Métis or Inuit individual with strong academic standing, and who are committed to their field of study and...

2014-01-08 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a record-breaking year for low rainfall in California, aerial firefighters are on alert during what has historically been a post-fire season period for the drought-plagued state. Indicative of the seriousness of the extremely high fire danger right now, Rogers Helicopters received an exclusive use contract extension from the US Forest Service (USFS) for one of its Bell 212 helicopters, according to Robin Rogers, the...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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