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2010-08-05 10:00:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 60 cyclists took part in the 2010 STIHL Tour des Trees, America's largest fundraiser for tree research, raising more than $365,000 so far during this year's tour to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/tree-fund/45578/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100805/MM46218 ) (Photo:...

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2010-08-05 06:20:00

Deforestation in Eastern Europe's Puszcza Bialowieska is threatening the area's flora and fauna, warned Polish environmentalists on Wednesday. The group has taken their complaints to the European Union, insisting that logging is limiting the habitat of certain rare birds, the AFP news agency reported. The 345,000-acre Bialowieza forest is an ancient woodland that straddles the Polish-Belarussian border, and is one of the last and largest remnants of the vast primeval forest that once spanned...

2010-07-12 16:01:00

BOSTON, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the hiring of Ray Barbee as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Wood Products, Timber and Biomass business areas. Ray comes to RISI from Roseburg Forest Products where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing across their lumber, plywood, OSB, engineered wood products and specialty products businesses. Ray's career thus far spans three decades and...

2010-07-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Online real estate broker Sawbuck Realty (www.sawbuck.com) today expanded into the Phoenix metropolitan area and partnered with Arizona residential real estate company Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty, bringing Sawbuck customers local expertise and unmatched customer service. Phoenix-area homebuyers now can use Sawbuck.com to search for homes for sale and research recent sales; and the company's mobile site (m.sawbuck.com) from any web-enabled...

2010-06-30 23:57:00

STOCKHOLM, July 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The growth company OTMETKA Log Marking AB is now, after ten years' development work, most of which has been carried out in silence, ready to present the marking system Woodpecker, with its huge financial, environmental and social advantages for the forestry industry and society as a whole. Woodpecker is a patented system with sole rights in all the important forestry industry countries. It can guarantee full traceability of the timber from...

2010-06-16 12:56:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- STIHL, already recognized as the number one selling brand of chain saws and cut-off machines worldwide, reached another milestone as the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America. Officials at STIHL Inc. announced today that syndicated commercial and independent consumer research of 2009 U.S. sales and market share data shows that the brand has extended its market leading position to handheld...

2010-05-28 08:18:08

Political and social chaos and a lack of international protections have put several species of rosewood trees in Madagascar in danger of becoming extinct from illegal logging, according to a policy forum paper in the latest issue of Science. "Forty-seven of Madagascar's 48 species of rosewood (Dalbergia) are found nowhere else in the world," said Duke University graduate student Meredith Barrett, the lead author on the May 27 article. Madagascar's military-backed change in leadership last...

2010-05-26 13:45:00

Study Shows Rainforest Protections Would Net $200 Billion for US Soy, Beef, Timber and Oilseed Producers WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. farm and forest products groups today called on Congress and the administration to help end tropical deforestation. The groups cited a new report showing that overseas agriculture and logging operations are expanding production by cutting down the world's rainforests, allowing them to flood the world market with cheap...

2010-05-11 11:35:00

GULF OIL SPILL UNDERSCORES SIGNIFICANCE OF PROTECTING NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS LIKE GLACIER In 100 years as a National Park, Glacier has also been named a World Heritage Site and an International Peace Park WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, official charity of America's national parks, today honors the 100th birthday of one of our nation's most treasured places. On May 11, 1910, President Taft signed legislation officially protecting Glacier...

2010-05-04 07:00:00

WOODLAND, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bailey's, an outdoor power equipment and tree care supply company, announced today that it will host the second annual chainsaw carving "boot camp," led by chainsaw carving legend Steve Backus. Makita Power Tools will also sponsor the event and supply many of the chainsaws and hand power tools that the students will work with to create the fine details on their carvings. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...


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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...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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