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2011-07-26 07:16:00

SCRANTON, Pa., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The construction site at the World Trade Center Memorial Site is bustling with activity, as crews work around the clock to get ready for the opening ceremonies on Sept. 11, 2011. The ground work includes finishing the installation of the last wave of tree boxes from Scranton-based Vycom, which are made with its Hitec® HDPE material. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/NY41281 ) Don Wharton, President of Vycom,...

2011-07-24 23:00:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven professionals--some forging new ways to save the urban tree canopy, partnering with innovative tree planting programs, and teaching children around the world about the science of tree care--have been selected as the International Society of Arboriculture's (ISA) 2011 class of "True Professionals of Arboriculture." Recognition took place at the 87th annual ISA Conference and Trade Show, July 23-27th in Sydney, Australia honoring:...

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2011-07-18 13:31:11

MIT researchers have created a new model that predicts maximum tree height across the U.S. According to the researchers, knowing how tall trees can grow in a region gives ecologists knowledge about the potential density of a forest and size of its tree canopy to the amount of carbon stored in woodlands and the overall health of an ecosystem. The new model takes in basic meteorological data like average annual temperature, precipitation, humidity and solar radiation.  The team said the...

2011-06-08 21:54:03

Despite being costly to initiate, root grafting can increase radial growth in jack pine trees Trees are often viewed as individuals that compete with one another for access to limited resources. But could trees in stressed environments actually benefit from positive, facultative interactions? The authors of a new paper suggest that might be the case for certain tree species"”and that it may take the form of root grafting. Natural root grafting between individuals has been observed in...

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2011-06-08 10:09:21

A new smartphone application is now available that allows any budding botanist to instantly identify tree types by snapping a picture of its leaf, reports the Associated Press (AP). The free iPhone and iPad app, called Leafsnap, instantly searches a growing library of leaf images amassed by the Smithsonian Institution. Seconds after taking the photo, the program returns a likely species name, high-resolution photographs and information on the tree's flowers, fruit, seeds and bark. Users...

2011-05-16 17:18:39

Earlier springs could enhance xylem growth in black spruce"”but colder summers could negate that With an increasingly warmer climate, there is a trend for springs to arrive earlier and summers to be hotter. Since spring and summer are the prime growing seasons for plants"”when flowers bloom and trees increase in girth and height"”do these climate changes mean greater seasonal growth for plants? This is a critical question for forest management, especially in the boreal...

2011-05-01 00:09:06

Redwoods on Google Earth 3D Trees for the First Time San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, announced today that it has partnered with iNaturalist.org to launch Redwood Watch. Redwood Watch is an international citizen-based science project that encourages people around the world to help scientists study redwoods as climate changes. By simply sharing...

2011-04-26 10:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's most anticipated wedding this year takes place on April 29 - Arbor Day in the United States - and everyone can commemorate the Royal Wedding by planting trees in the Arbor Day Foundation's Royal Forests. To honor the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Arbor Day Foundation will be working with partners around the world to establish commemorative Arbor Day Royal Forests. Donations to the Arbor...

2011-04-26 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va. April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Resources and its award-winning environmental education program, Project Plant It!, will celebrate a milestone in April with the ceremonial planting of the 100,000th tree distributed to students since the program was launched in 2007. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, the equivalent of more than 250 acres of new forest land will be created if all 100,000-plus tree seedlings are planted and grow to maturity. Along...

2011-04-22 04:29:00

CINCINNATI, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen players from Maddux Elementary's fifth grade softball team took home pine trees this evening to plant and to celebrate Earth Day. The trees were donated by Zumbiel Packaging. Charles Mace, Vice President of Zumbiel, handed out the trees to the players after practice. The two year-old White Pine seedlings were in planters made from the soft drink boxes that Zumbiel Packaging produces. Mr. Mace demonstrated how to plant a tree, and he...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.