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2013-04-18 12:23:07

Offsetters highlights recent global stories on innovative carbon management VANCOUVER, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Since launching in 2005, Vancouver-based Offsetters Climate Solutions has worked with more than 150 clients in various sectors helping to offset more than six million tonnes of carbon, the equivalent of taking more than 1.25 million cars off the road for one year. "As we mark the 43rd annual Earth Day, our team is inspired by so many of our partners who were early...

2013-04-15 16:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that the administration is expanding TreeVitalize, a popular and successful community tree-planting and education program. "Launched on Arbor Day 2004 in Philadelphia, the TreeVitalize program has planted more than 350,000 shade trees in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and 12 other metropolitan areas," Allan said. "To build on that success, Governor...

2013-04-12 08:24:03

Husqvarna sponsored event Saturday and Sunday at Freedom Park CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What better way to spend a beautiful spring weekend, than watching Charlotte's best tree climbers? Free to the public, the Husqvarna-sponsored Charlotte Arborists Association's Annual Tree Climbing Competition takes place on Saturday, April 13(th) from 8am to 5pm, and Sunday, April 14(th) from 9am to 4pm at Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard. The competition will feature 70...

2013-04-11 12:31:38

HOLLAND, Mich., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EasyClosets®, a leading online home storage solutions provider, announces the arrival of four new on-trend colors that add a sophisticated flair to any room in the home. Created in response to consumer demand, the four new tones include Chateau, Cocoa, Driftwood, and French Roast. Chateau's warm taupe hue combines the look of weathered hardwood, light cathedral wood grain patterns, and a smooth-to-the-touch finish. Cocoa blends medium brown...

2013-04-09 08:22:41

Consumers Are Encouraged to Protect U.S. Forests Through New Social Media Campaign NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Murphy® Oil Soap has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to planting trees to generate awareness of the importance of tree conservation as well as helping to protect forests throughout the world, to launch the household cleaning brand's new social media campaign - "Repin. Reforest." According to...

2013-04-08 08:23:46

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California San Diego and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will launch in August a new international certificate program in Advanced Terrestrial Carbon Accounting. Application and scholarship information can be found at http://extension.ucsd.edu/TCA. The deadline for applicants outside of the United States that require a visa is April 15. American applicants have until June 15 to apply. This unique program will train...

2013-04-04 12:28:25

OTTAWA, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased with today's announcements by the Government of Canada under the landmark Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program as well as its commitment to market development and taller wood buildings. The Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, announced $19.5 million dollars in IFIT funding towards five projects worth a total of $70 million. He also announced $10.9 million for the...

2013-03-27 16:20:11

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Private sector aerial firefighters report their aircraft are mission-ready for what could be another devastating fire season in the US, as dry conditions continue to persist over much of the country. In fact, according to a US Forest Service (USFS) spokesman, the 2013 fire season is projected to be similar to last year's, when 9.3 million acres of wildland were destroyed, by a total of 67,674 fires. Operators of helicopters and fixed wing...

2013-03-27 12:30:13

Builders who pledge to increase use of American-made building materials and products will receive a range of marketing tools to help sell We Build American homes, as well as publicity support in local markets across the USA EIGHTY FOUR, Pa., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the housing market continues to rebound, 84 Lumber announced that, as part of its We Build American program, the company will be offering a unique assortment of promotional and marketing assistance to builders...

2013-03-25 16:22:33

MONTREAL, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today issued its 2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Company's 2012 sustainability performance. While Resolute will continue to produce its Annual Sustainability Report using Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, the Company is now also integrating sustainability performance information into its annual financial disclosure. "Resolute recognizes that focusing 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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