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2014-02-18 08:22:43

Eco Red Shield(TM) Protected Lumber Fills Trucks and Railcars Rolling Cross-Country and South into Mexico VISTA, Calif., Feb.

2014-02-06 08:30:56

California Tree Management Company receives a 2013 Safety Award from TCIA HAYWARD, Calif., Feb.

2014-02-06 08:23:49

Tree Care Company Acknowledged For Outstanding Accomplishment in Marketing HAYWARD, Calif., Feb.

2014-02-04 11:43:47

A team of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists created maps of habitat corridors connecting protected areas in the tropics to incorporate biodiversity co-benefits into climate change mitigation strategies.

2014-01-29 12:28:36

~ New catalog will inspire spring home makeover ideas TOANO, Va., Jan.

2014-01-29 12:23:22

California Tree Care Company Elevates Financial Strategy with Addition of New Executive HAYWARD, Calif., Jan.

2014-01-29 08:23:22

Rating reflects nonprofit's mission PORTLAND, Ore., Jan.

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.


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
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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