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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...

2013-06-20 23:00:12

Business Review announces Rooted Tree Services´ advisement to local communities on DIY pruning tips to keep trees and brushes from becoming overgrown during hot summer weather New York, New York (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Business Review today announces Rooted Tree Services´ advisement to local GTA communities on five easy tips to follow while pruning neighborhood trees to ensure landscapes do not become overgrown after a long winter season allowed for trees and brushes that have...

2013-06-20 13:52:26

In the first effort to estimate the overall impact of a city´s urban forest on concentrations of fine particulate pollution (particulate matter less than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5), a U.S. Forest Service and Davey Institute study found that urban trees and forests are saving an average of one life every year per city. In New York City, trees save an average of eight lives every year. Fine particulate air pollution has serious health effects, including premature mortality, pulmonary...

2013-06-19 23:24:04

Test Equipment Connection Announces Release of New Hioki LR8410-20 Wireless Logging Station (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Test Equipment Connection Announces Release of New Hioki LR8410-20 Wireless Logging Station beginning June 20, 2013 Capture data from remote locations reliably with HIOKI´s new Bluetooth®-enabled wireless logger. HIOKI´s new LR8410-20 Wireless Logging Station captures data from remotely installed logging modules wirelessly. Two types of logging modules provide...

2013-06-13 10:04:46

A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats. The tool uses a novel 15-mile radius neighborhood analysis to highlight locations where threats are more concentrated relative to other areas, and identifies where multiple threats may intersect. It is a technique that may have never been used before to describe forest threats, according to the researchers. "Policymakers and managers often rely on maps...


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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