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2014-07-15 23:00:13

Professional urban forester and arborist Michael Allen shares his experience and expertise in ‘Dr. Tree’s Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees’ Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 From consulting urban forester Michael Allen comes a brand new picture book that addresses hundreds of questions about tree diseases. “Dr. Tree’s Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees” is a non-fiction book that relates to the prairie regions of North America. Its...

2014-06-17 12:49:48

Michigan Tech Winter takes its toll on living things. To protect themselves from the elements, bears hibernate, and trees go dormant.   Biologists have observed what happens when trees become dormant, but up to now, they haven’t understood the underlying genetic mechanisms that enable them to start growing again. A team led by molecular geneticists from Michigan Technological University has identified and characterized a gene that tells a poplar tree when winter ends and a spring...

Eucalyptus logs
2014-06-14 03:00:06

U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute From antiseptic oils to the construction of didgeridoos, the traditional Australian Aboriginal wind instrument, the eucalyptus tree serves myriad purposes, accounting for its status as one of the world’s most widely planted hardwood trees. Its prodigious growth habit has caught the eyes of researchers seeking to harness and improve upon Eucalyptus’ potential for enhancing sustainable biofuels and biomaterials production, and provide a...

Borneo’s Super-charged Tropical Trees Are Vitally Important For Global Carbon Cycling
2014-05-12 03:31:15

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year. The new study, published today in the Journal of Ecology, examined differences in above-ground wood production (one component of the total uptake of carbon by plants) which is critically important in the global cycling of carbon....

2014-04-24 08:26:15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been more than 140 years since the first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska. It has since become a national observance that takes place on the last Friday in April in most states and recognizes the importance of trees as well as tree selection, planting, and care. A properly selected and planted tree can add beauty and energy efficiency to your landscape. A poorly selected and planted tree can become high maintenance, dangerous,...

2014-04-09 20:20:23

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Science Center Foundation has invested more than $2 million to fulfill its commitment of replacing trees and making green improvements in the communities along Endeavour's route through the cities of Westchester, Inglewood and South Los Angeles. More than 1,000 trees are being planted by the Science Center Foundation to replace the nearly 400 that were removed along the shuttle's route. To date, 960 trees have...

2014-04-07 12:23:21

Students Will Learn about Tree Health, Preserving and Protecting America's Natural and Urban Forests WOBURN, Mass., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, Arborjet invites middle school teachers and students across America to celebrate National Arbor Day on April 25(th) with its new, free "Let's Root for the Trees!" Middle School Curriculum Program. During the engaging and easy-to-implement 45-minute lesson (available for immediate download at www.letsrootforthetrees.com), students will...

2014-03-27 23:28:47

Spring tree care advice from certified arborists at The Davey Tree Expert Company. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Trees offer shade on the hottest of days, structures to hang tire swings from, and provide beauty to landscapes. Yet when that favorite tree falls ill, it goes from being an asset to a liability. Yet, identifying a sick tree is easy, says R.J. Laverne, urban forester for The Davey Tree Expert Company. He suggests a simple visual inspection to help homeowners determine the right time...

2014-03-27 23:00:56

American Forests and Laser Technology, Inc. will co-host three tree-measuring webinars and announce new laser grant program for state big tree programs. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 American Forests is proud to announce a series of three tree measuring webinars and a grant program in partnership with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI), world leader in manufacturing the most popular line of handheld professional measurement and mapping lasers. For the grant program, American Forests and...

2014-03-05 20:20:27

Tree Care Company Joins Other Sustained-Growth Companies on Elite List HAYWARD, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has been named to Inc. Magazine's 'Build 100' list, a group of U.S. businesses who have managed to maintain consistent growth and increased headcount for five consecutive years. Inc. Magazine began the Build 100 project by collecting data on more than 100,000 U.S. midmarket...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • 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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