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2013-05-14 08:36:54

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas Certification has launched a dedicated Due Diligence Solution for the forest, pulp and paper, packaging and wood products industries in response to the recent entry in application of the European Union Timber Regulation 995/2010 (EUTR). Forty clients in key areas such as China, South East Asia and Europe have already implemented the Due Diligence Solution. The aim of this new regulation is to...

2013-05-10 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) has cited significant airframe modification and operational issues, should the US Forest Service (USFS) pursue a proposal to acquire surplus C27J cargo aircraft for deployment as air tankers in wildland firefighting. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2013, up to 14 of the twin-engine, turboprop airplanes--built in Italy by Alenia--would be transferred...

Agricultural Expansion In Amazon Will Only Decrease Productivity
2013-05-10 09:45:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Widespread agricultural expansion in Brazil destroys equally as much rainforest, negating any benefits for the region. In fact, researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Environmental Research Letters, have called the practice a “no-win situation.” The research, led by Dr Leydimere Oliveira of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), shows that deforestation will not only reduce the capacity of the...

Urban Trees Provide Economic Boon
2013-05-08 13:51:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it´s Manhattan´s Central Park or the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Frederick Law Olmstead understood the value that forested areas bring to a city. However, the“¯father of American“¯landscape architecture was probably unaware of the billions of dollars these forests contribute in the form of carbon storage and sequestration. According to a new study in the journal Environmental Pollution, urban...

2013-04-30 16:31:54

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greg Siekaniec, Chief Executive Officer of Ducks Unlimited Canada, has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors. Mr. Siekaniec's election fills an open position with the SFI board's environmental chamber. "Greg Siekaniec is an outstanding leader who has dedicated his professional life to wildlife conservation and management, and he will make a strong contribution to our...

2013-04-29 08:29:10

SAN RAMON, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Cleary Bros. Landscape, Inc. appointed Matthew Berry as its new Account Manager/Arborist. While Berry may be a new face in the Cleary Bros. family, he is no newcomer to the local area. He comes to the company with nearly sixteen years in tree care serving the greater Bay Area. Years prior to starting his new position, Berry, a graduate of Cal Poly-Pomona's agricultural program, was an admirer of Cleary Bros. and their work. "When...

2013-04-26 12:22:23

2013 Is the Year Preventative Tree Treatments Can Save One Million Trees WOBURN, Mass., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet, a company that develops remedies for some of the world's most destructive tree insects and diseases, invites municipalities and homeowners from coast to coast to join together this Arbor Day to become part of the "Million Tree Challenge(TM)" and help save one million American trees. Invasive tree pests like the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) are wreaking havoc...

2013-04-24 16:27:28

MONTREAL, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) plans to issue its first quarter financial results on April 30, 2013, in a press release to be issued at approximately 8:00 a.m. (ET). The Company will then hold a conference call to discuss those results at 9:00 a.m. (ET). The public is invited to join the call at 888 789-9572 (pass code 9922866) at least fifteen minutes before its scheduled start time. A simultaneous webcast will also be...

2013-04-24 16:21:32

ENCINITAS, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is the best time in California to perform fuel modification maintenance for fire protection planning as vegetation starts to dry out, advises Dudek a California environmental firm specializing in fire prevention planning. It is also the time property owners may be receiving notices from their local fire department regarding overgrown lots. Fuel maintenance should focus on dead and dying plants, highly flammable species, thick...

2013-04-24 16:20:22

NORFOLK, Va., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) has made substantial progress on its Trees and Trains reforestation program, planting 2.4 million trees on 4,000 acres in four states in the ecologically important Mississippi Delta. The Trees and Trains project is a five-year reforestation and carbon sequestration project to plant six million trees on 10,000 acres in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) with GreenTrees®, the leading reforestation program on...


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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