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2014-03-03 08:35:24

SCRANTON, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Building Products, a leader in premium, exterior, low-maintenance products, announces the addition of the XLM® Tropical and Natural Collections, each in three popular colors, to their line of PVC decking. As a pioneer of PVC decking, AZEK Deck reaffirms its market leadership with the addition of the grooved deck board to the product line-up. With the incremental six XLM color options, AZEK Deck now has the largest palette of styles...

2014-02-27 16:22:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This winter has been especially cold, grey and snowy and Trees New York is working to beat the winter blues by planting more evergreen trees! One day last February, Trees New York's Executive Director, Nelson Villarrubia, turned the corner and saw a cluster of evergreens blanketed in snow. The beautiful scene swept away his winter doldrums and he realized he couldn't be the only New Yorker who craves color and vitality during the...

2014-02-26 12:27:09

SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, is the first manufacturer to bring the popular hand-scraped look of indoor wood flooring to the outdoors. TimberTech's Earthwood Evolutions' line of capped composite decking now includes the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains, to evoke the days of hand-hewn wood. The timeless style of the Legacy Collection can take your deck from...

Google's New Mapping Tool Fights Deforestation
2014-02-21 06:36:11

[ Watch the Video: Google Joins The Fight Against Deforestation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google and several environmental organizations unveiled a new online forest monitoring system on Thursday that will help governments and corporations track deforestation in nearly real-time. The online forest monitoring system, dubbed Global Forest Watch, will show tree loss around the world in high resolution and with frequent updates, making it possible to...

Forest Model Predicts How Trees Compete For Canopy Space
2014-02-20 11:53:17

Brown University Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed a new mathematical model that predicts how trees compete for space in the canopy. What their model revealed for this particular forest of hardy native Metrosideros polymorpha trees on the windward slope of Manua Kea, is that an incumbent tree limb greening up a given...

2014-02-19 12:22:57

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. is pleased to announce that over half a million acres of timberland owned by The St. Joe Company have recently been certified to the SFI Standard. The majority of the timberlands are located in Northwest Florida and have become a proof point for responsible forest management certification to the SFI Standard. St. Joe's SFI certification is part of the SFI Forest Partners® Program....

2014-02-19 12:22:19

2014 Fire Season Preparedness WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Aerial firefighting companies have focused on an earlier than normal fire season in the western United States as the region continues to cope with dry conditions. But that does not mean they are taking short cuts in a multi-step annual preparedness process, which includes scheduled aircraft maintenance. For example, Columbia Helicopters of Portland, Oregon, operates a Model 234 Chinook and...

2014-02-18 08:22:43

Eco Red Shield(TM) Protected Lumber Fills Trucks and Railcars Rolling Cross-Country and South into Mexico VISTA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (OTCQB: ECOB) announced today that the Company's manufacturing facilities in Salem, OR and in Colton, CA have opened the new year fulfilling large coating orders for Shelter Products Inc. located in Portland, Oregon. Eco's facility in the Pacific Northwest has loaded railcars of protected lumber for...

2014-02-06 08:30:56

California Tree Management Company receives a 2013 Safety Award from TCIA HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree care company is proud to announce they have been awarded for numerous accomplishments in safety by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). For more than 20 years, TCIA has been honoring tree care companies across the country for their success in various areas of their business operations. Arborwell was honored with two 2013...

2014-02-06 08:23:49

Tree Care Company Acknowledged For Outstanding Accomplishment in Marketing HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company is proud to announce it has been awarded with a 2013 Professional Communications Award from the Tree Care Industry Association. With nearly 100 submissions this year, TCIA evaluated each entry on the overall appearance, content quality, adherence to American National...


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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