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2013-07-11 08:24:15

America's largest fundraiser for tree research kicks off in July VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While many may think a tree is forever, the average lifespan of an urban tree is actually less than 10 years. Thanks to grants from the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), however, researchers are working to change that with improved methods for propagating, planting, and caring for urban trees. And later this July, more than 100 cyclists will cycle...

2013-07-08 23:22:42

Wagner Meters is proud to continue to be part of the current moisture management QC program at Stimson Lumber in Plummer, Idaho. Rogue River, Oregon (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Wagner Meters is proud to continue to be part of the current moisture management QC program at Stimson Lumber in Plummer, Idaho. Stimson Lumber Company has a long history of forestry product production and forestry management. Their mills across Oregon and Idaho have a culture of sustainable forestry practices that look...

2013-07-08 23:20:17

The Wagner Meters Forest Products Division is excited to announce that Dr. Phil Mitchell will be joining the industry expert moderator team at Kilndrying.org’s forum. Rogue RIver, Oregon (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Wagner Meters Forest Products Division is excited to announce that Dr. Phil Mitchell will be joining the industry expert moderator team at Kilndrying.org’s forum. Dr. Mitchell has over 30 years of industrial and academic experience in wood products and lumber industries, and...

2013-07-03 23:22:28

Business Review commends the growth of trusted GTA Tree service company, Rooted Tree Services, and is pleased to announce that it is hiring full-time tree climbing arborists to join their crews New York, New York (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 Business Review today is pleased to announce the immediate career opportunities available with the trusted GTA tree service company, Rooted Tree Services, for experienced tree climbers to join its growing and hardworking seven man crews. Available career...

2013-07-02 23:05:09

STIHL Inc., creator and producer of the premier lumberjack sports event, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series presented by Ram Trucks, named Leo Jarecki of Marion, Ill. as the Grand Prize winner of Fantasy Lumberjack, the first-ever fantasy game for lumberjack sports. After earning the top score in the inaugural season, Marion won an all-expense-paid trip for two to Stuttgart, Germany to attend the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, Oct. 25-26. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (PRWEB) July 02,...

2013-07-02 12:20:17

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighters have expressed their condolences to the families of the 19 members of an elite firefighting team which perished on Sunday, June 30, while battling a major wildland fire in Arizona. "The men and women of the nation's aerial firefighting industry want to express their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who lost their lives combating one of the most destructive fires in US history," said Tom...

2013-06-25 16:22:13

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services announced that it has independently verified the Madre de Dios Amazon Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Project under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), thereby allowing the project to generate carbon credits that will finance the protection of key Peruvian rainforest habitat. SCS confirmed that the carbon offset project avoided emissions of approximately 4.5 million tons of carbon...

2013-06-25 08:22:18

U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council urge Americans to adapt to wildfire through new PSAs WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As wildfires burn across the western United States, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Ad Council launch new public service ads (PSAs) targeting homeowners and community members in fire-prone areas. The new PSAs represent the continuation of the Fire Adapted Communities initiative which raises awareness about the threat of wildfire and helps individuals...

2013-06-20 23:23:35

Gypsy Moth is staging a comeback. The BugBarrier Tree Band® helps slow the spread. Victor, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Gypsy Moths are making a comeback with a vengeance. This is causing municipalities to take drastic measures. Counties in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington, and Oregon have begun aerial spraying trees with Bacillus Thuringiensis in an effort to control the spread of these destructive pests. To help increase the...

2013-06-20 23:15:36

Cricket works to alleviate the negative impact on the environment with product offerings certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 The Lights International Operating unit of Swedish Match AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, today announced that the recently introduced Cricket 5-Minute Firestarter is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). The FSC is an independent, international non-profit organization established to promote 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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