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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:...

2010-10-26 08:00:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- A 110-foot-tall fresh-cut Christmas tree, the tallest in the nation, arrives at Outlets at Anthem at 6:30 a.m. today, Oct. 26 following a four-day journey from northern California. "It's going to be very exciting to see this huge truck carrying such a gigantic tree exit I-17 for its final destination here," said Sallyann Martinez, marketing director at Outlets at Anthem. "It's a holiday tradition for the center to have the tallest tree in Arizona at 80...

2010-10-18 08:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayneedle.com, the Omaha-based, leading online retailer of home furnishings and lifestyle products, announced today the launch of its holiday campaign, Buy a Tree Today & We'll Plant One for Tomorrow, featuring a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to further their mission and truly celebrate trees this holiday season. For every Christmas tree purchased on Hayneedle.com between October 15th and December 25th, a live tree will be planted in...

2010-09-13 10:47:00

WOBURN, Mass., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike many insects who damage trees primarily in spring and summer, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle larva wreaks its worst havoc on ash trees through late summer and into the fall months. Traditional guidance says not to treat for this pest in the fall when using other treatment technologies. However, studies have proven that fall is an excellent time to control these destructive pests with Arborjet's trunk injection treatment method. Since it was...

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2010-08-19 12:03:43

Panama Canal Expansion Creates Rare Opportunity to Obtain Samples in Environmentally Sensitive Area The widening of the Panama Canal currently underway has created a rare opportunity to study the insects that inhabit the plants of environmentally sensitive Central American rain forest habitats.  Dr. Amy Berkov, Professor of Biology at The City College of New York (CCNY), is leading a research effort that could shed new light on biodiversity by documenting the area's host-plant...

2010-07-26 08:00:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 86th International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Conference & Trade Show in Chicago, ISA President Tim Gamma introduced Dr. Bill Fountain (Lexington, Ky.), Steve Geist (Denver), Tanja Grmovsek (Maribor, Slovenia), Scott Prophett (Loganville, Ga.), and Mike Robinson (Jacksonville, Fla.) as the selected arborists for ISA's 2010 "True Professionals of Arboriculture" recognition program. The program award, sponsored by STIHL, recognizes...

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2010-06-28 09:13:00

Variation in water stress with increasing height in redwood trees determines leaf anatomy How tall can a tree grow? Does sunlight or water limit the size and photosynthetic capacity of a leaf? Could constraints on leaf growth really determine the height of a tree? These are all questions that Alana Oldham of Humboldt State University, CA, was eager to answer as she and her colleagues dangled from an ancient redwood tree well over a football field's length in height above the ground. Most...

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2010-06-07 13:26:41

The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states have worried critics that a large introduction of a bioengineered nonnative plants could throw natural ecosystems out of whack. ArborGen got U.S. Department of Agriculture approval last month for field trials involving 250,000 trees planted in 29 sites during the next few years.  Much smaller lots of the genetically altered eucalyptus trees have been growing in some of...