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2015-04-20 08:24:47

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Ontario, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.

2015-04-16 23:00:18

The Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) is honoring five state leaders by planting trees in their name as part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership's Living Legacy

2015-04-15 08:25:02

The Targeted Sandy Rebuild Now Seeing Eco Red Buildings from The Hampton's To Atlantic City VISTA, Calif., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB)

2015-04-14 12:24:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the approach of Pennsylvania's traditional statewide trout season opener on April 18, and a rash of recent wildfires, the Department

2015-04-13 12:23:59

NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its new position paper published today, "

2015-04-09 16:31:18

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Secretary of Agriculture announced a partnership agreement between the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the U.S.

2015-04-09 16:23:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities across Pennsylvania will become a little greener this spring thanks to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources'

2015-04-08 12:23:42

Department releases results of 2012 survey of timber harvested, processed in Pa. HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using recently compiled data as a baseline,

2015-04-03 12:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI) is proud that the

2015-04-02 12:34:09

OTTAWA, April 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its members understand and embrace the value and importance of managing Canada's forests responsibly.


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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typomania
  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
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