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2011-04-19 09:42:00

PHILADELPHIA and NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neat® Company, developers of user-friendly scanning hardware and software solutions, and the Arbor Day Foundation today announced a joint partnership to help reforest our nation's woodlands and to encourage people everywhere to reduce paper consumption. During the month of April, for every free Taming the Paper Monster e-book that is downloaded on Neatco.com, The Neat Company will make a monetary...

2011-04-18 12:23:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Electric Utilities has been recognized as a Tree Line USA utility for its vegetation management program and community educational efforts. The award comes from the National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters. PPL Electric Utilities met the five requirements for being a Tree Line USA utility: Using industry best practices for quality tree care. Training workers annually in tree care...

2011-04-11 13:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire- USNewswire/ -- A record number of colleges and universities received Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for taking exemplary care of their campus forest. This spring, 115 colleges and universities were awarded Tree Campus USA status. To celebrate the growth of the program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will hold large tree-planting events at four schools across the country this spring. The first tree-planting...

2011-04-08 00:00:28

Deep Root and Kestrel Design Group released its Lifecycle Cost Analysis: Investment vs. Returns for Healthy Urban Trees. The white paper offers effective stormwater and urban forest planning strategies to ensure the community is getting the most from its investment. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 07, 2011 Deep Root Partners, L.P. and The Kestrel Design Group have released a white paper to help communities make the best investment for stormwater management and urban tree planning. The...

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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,...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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