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2011-04-04 09:38:14

Trees are outstanding historians. In fact, scientists dating back to Leonardo da Vinci recognized the value of trees. While others had figured out that you could determine the age of a tree by counting its growth rings, da Vinci went beyond that basic knowledge. "He was a genius and realized also that the width of those growth rings carried information about the environmental conditions during each year the rings were formed," says David Stahle, director of the Tree Ring Laboratory at the...

2011-03-26 00:00:29

Drop Off Your Electronics at Over 175 GreenSite® Locations in Florida Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 25, 2011 Florida E-Waste Recycling is proud to announce its support of the Arbor Day Foundation's reforestation efforts. For every box of electronics equipment collected at a GreenSite® Drop Off location, the company will donate trees to the Arbor Day Foundation. Each GreenSite® location will accept computers (towers and laptops), cell phones, printers, fax machines, cameras,...

2011-03-08 11:07:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Register today to cycle in America's largest fundraiser for tree research, the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, scheduled to roll through Virginia Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/PH61156LOGO ) The STIHL Tour des Trees returns to the East Coast in 2011 for a weeklong, 500-mile cycling tour through many of our nation's historic locales,...

2011-03-04 19:51:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Arbor Week will be celebrated throughout the state March 7-14 to highlight the importance of trees to communities by improving air quality, water conservation, economic vitality, individual health and the beautification of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Organizations ranging from nonprofit tree organizations to local governments, nature groups, schools and youth organizations are preparing to plant thousands of trees...

2010-12-30 14:21:23

Results help predict tree failures, estimate damage from diseased trees Landscape trees, valued for their aesthetic nature and their environmental benefits, are becomingly increasingly valuable in urban environments. A single mature tree can add considerable value to commercial and residential properties. Conversely, tree mortality can result in significant economic losses. Urban trees must endure adverse growing conditions that reduce their structural strength and subject them to stresses,...

2010-12-05 00:13:35

At a time of year when trees are being cut down for the holiday season and tree cutting practices are endangering our ecological and cultural diversity, the (x)tree symbolizes how each of us can build awareness and make a small difference by contributing a "virtual seedling" and watching it grow, reminding us of the simplicity and beauty of tree planting. El Prado, NM (PRWEB) December 3, 2010 A unique collaborative event is taking place that takes the traditional holiday tree to another...

2010-11-23 13:32:09

Ask the Eucalyptus connoisseurs Koalas may be the pickiest marsupials around: They evolved to feed almost exclusively on the leaves of Eucalyptus trees, and they are highly selective when it comes to which species and even which individual trees they visit. When the furry leaf-eater settles on a particular tree, it relies on a number of factors, including taste, to make its selection. In a study published in the November issue of Ecology, a journal of the Ecological Society of America (ESA),...

2010-11-09 10:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for growers in the Pacific Northwest the holiday season is in full swing as they begin to harvest this year's crop of real, farm-grown Christmas trees. The Pacific Northwest is home to more than 1,000 individual Christmas tree farmers who supply a majority of the real Christmas trees purchased in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and other Southwestern states. Grown on sustainable farms,...

2010-10-26 11:08:00

BEIJING, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On the evening of October 25, in the Golden Hall of Beijing Hotel, China's leading luxury fashion brand NE-TIGER presented its 2011 Fashion Show of Haute Couture Collection of Hua Fu (Chinese national dress) line in a stunningly extravagant style, giving the worldwide fashion representatives an unparalleled visual feast of Hua Fu. This is the ninth time in a row that NE-TIGER has raised the curtain of China International Fashion Week. (Photo:...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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