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This holiday season, Hooks and Lattice is offering customers artificial Christmas trees that use PVC and molded needle tips to create a natural look and a more durable product.
The Grounds Guys have ways to walk away “alive” using plants and other natural foliage to avoid being made a zombie. Waco, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
Dramatic shifts in the planet's climate and geography over millions of years changed the course of evolutionary history for conifer trees.
Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River.
The Swiss needle cast epidemic in Douglas-fir forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest is continuing to intensify, appears to be unprecedented over at least the past 100 years, and is probably linked to the extensive planting of Douglas-fir along the coast and a warmer climate, new research concludes.
By LON WAGNER By Lon Wagner The Virginian-Pilot They look like something the environmental artist Christo might have done. Elegant in their sheer starkness. Tall and narrow and white, and dead.
Biologists studying a lethal blight of lodgepole pines in northwestern British Columbia present strong evidence in the September issue of BioScience that climate change is to blame for the outbreak. The blight, caused by the fungus Dothistroma septosporum, causes trees to lose their needles and, in the case of the British Columbia outbreak, eventually die. D. septosporum has long been recognized as a pathogen of pines, but although it is considered a serious disease of exotic plantations in...
Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...