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2013-10-16 08:30:30

ECOB Eco Red Shield Lumber is Now Being Sold in Eleven Stores for the Sandy Rebuild VISTA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (OTCQB: ECOB), a manufacturer of treated wood products, today announced that the Company's New Jersey facility is now in full production coating lumber currently running shifts twenty-four hours a day to meet demand. The Home Depot locations throughout the New York tri-state area are showcasing Eco Red Shield lumber products...

2013-10-15 12:23:35

Tree Care Company Ranked in Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has earned the position of #4073 on the 2013 Inc. 5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As an Inc. 5000 honoree for the seventh year in a row, Arborwell shares a prestigious pedigree with some of the most exciting,...

2013-10-11 12:21:29

California Tree Care Company Thrilled To Have Kirkman Join Executive Team HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree management company has officially announced the addition of Cindy Kirkman as the company's Senior Human Resources Director. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131011/SF95891) "Cindy has what it takes to bring Arborwell to the next level," says Andy LaVelle, President of Arborwell. "Her knowledge and experience will...

2013-10-11 08:21:06

Furniture Design Company Promotes Healthy Indoor Air, Responsible Sourcing and Resource Conservation EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based furniture company Humanscale has made sustainability a core principle of design, recently gaining distinction by earning multiple rigorous sustainability certifications. SCS Global Services (SCS) has just independently certified all of Humanscale's wooden tables to the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Chain of Custody...

World's Forests Will Continue To Shrink
2013-10-11 03:42:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As developing nations continue to expand their land use, the area around the world covered by forests will decline and then stabilize at a lower level, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE. In the study, researchers looked at trends around the world to create a mathematical model for future land use. The study team’s most-likely model predicts that forests will drop from covering 30 percent of Earth's...

2013-10-10 16:22:36

California Tree Care Company Produces Seminars To Share Arboricultural Knowledge HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree management company, has cultivated an in-depth, multi-faceted educational program for property managers and owners for multiple real estate demographics. Arborwell's goal is to provide their students with a solid foundation of arboricultural knowledge to help them care for trees on any type of property they manage: commercial...

Increasing Crop Yield, Decreasing Food Consumption Needed To Slow, Reverse Deforestation
2013-10-09 09:09:27

Public Library of Science Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next century, according to historic global food consumption and land use trends. Published October 9, 2013, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Chris Pagnutti, Chris Bauch, and Madhur Anand from the University of Guelph, this research underscores the long-term challenge of...

2013-10-08 23:20:50

The World’s Top Lumberjack Athletes to Converge on Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 25-26 Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 STIHL Inc., creator and producer of the world’s premier lumberjack competition, the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series presented by Ram Trucks, announced today the six U.S. lumberjack athletes that will make up Team USA in the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series World Championship. The World Championships will be held in Stuttgart, Germany Oct. 25-26, where the...

2013-10-08 08:22:44

Provides easy access to SCS certified green building and consumer product information EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability claims, is pleased to announce the launch of its updated, online Green Products Guide. The Green Products Guide is a searchable database enabling users to locate thousands of products certified by SCS under its Environmental Certification Services division, including...

2013-10-08 08:22:17

HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today it has donated more than 100,000 trees to 30 Texas nonprofit groups for the 2013-2014 planting season. Among the Texas organizations receiving trees was the city of Houston's Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry Division. The city received 10,000 trees from the Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program to restore park arbor life that was destroyed in a recent drought. "The totality of Apache's...


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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