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An article featured in the current issue of Castanea takes a long view at whether former farmlands that were burned each winter could return to something resembling their original woods or grow
Offsetters' Life Cycle Study confirms that copy paper made from agricultural waste is one of the most sustainable copy papers available VANCOUVER, Oct.
WILMINGTON, Ohio, Oct.
First-Ever FSC(®)Leadership Award Celebrates Company as a Leader Driving Progress in the Marketplace TICKER SYMBOL(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Oct.
ECOB Receives Purchase Orders for Eco Red Shield Coating Services and Trusses for Five Single-Story Residential Projects in Southern California VISTA, Calif., Oct.
International Forest Company (IFCO) and Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services in conjunction with the Forest Landowners Association will be hosting the first annual Southeast Regional Forest
Competition follows announcement from the White House Rural Council earlier this year to support wood in construction and job growth WASHINGTON, Oct.
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, 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 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 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...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).