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2013-07-22 11:18:57

Deforestation in parts of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, a study suggests. A more strategic approach to managing trees across the continent could have a positive impact on the changing climate, researchers say. A pioneering study of African savannas by the University of Edinburgh has revealed deforestation in south-central Africa, driven by rising populations in the aftermath of war, and increasing demand for trees for agriculture and fuel. This loss of forests...

2013-07-12 23:17:54

The success of kilndrying.org was proven when the forum recently passed the 51,000 page view landmark. Rogue River, OR (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Kilndrying.org was founded to provide lumber professionals with a forum for sharing technical and industry information in the area of lumber drying and kiln processes for primary forest product producers. Its success was proven when the forum recently passed the 51,000 page view landmark. The forum has proven to be a positive place for members to...

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,...


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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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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