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2010-04-06 14:19:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program is having double the impact on college campuses across the United States in its second year of existence. To celebrate this achievement, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will plant trees on five college campuses throughout the country this spring. The first spring tree-planting event will be held at American University in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 6. In just the second year of the...

2010-03-25 11:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --TreeVitalize--an initiative to plant one million trees and restore tree cover in Pennsylvania's 14 metropolitan areas--is offering citizens the opportunity to learn about planting and caring for trees, according to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley. "Trees, like people, need to be nurtured to thrive," Quigley said. "Many urban street trees die within the first seven years of planting. These...

2010-03-24 07:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- WORX(R) has a great proposition for folks who want to do something positive for the environment. How about planting a tree for free with just the click of a mouse? WORX has announced its innovative Facebook Fan 30,000-Trees-in-30-Days campaign to celebrate Arbor Day, April 30, 2010, as well as the launch of its new customer-service-driven Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/worxyardtools). For the first 30,000 persons who become WORX Facebook...

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2010-02-02 07:06:13

Climate change appears to be driving accelerated growth Speed is not a word typically associated with trees; they can take centuries to grow. However, a new study published the week of Feb. 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found evidence that forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years. The study offers a rare look at how an ecosystem is responding to climate change. For more than 20 years forest ecologist Geoffrey...

2010-01-11 10:51:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- STIHL Inc., a leading manufacturer of handheld outdoor power equipment, has renewed its title sponsorship for the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund. This weeklong cycling event has become America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education. The 2009 STIHL Tour des Trees raised nearly a half million dollars to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Since its inception in...

2009-12-11 19:39:08

A groundbreaking scientific study, i-trees began today with pupils from Manchester Academy joining scientists from The University of Manchester to start the two year project, which will accurately measure the important impact of trees in the fight against climate change. There are nine i-trees plots all located on the Corridor, the Oxford Road area of the City. Each plot consists of three 3m x 3m grids of tarmac, grass and a tree which are linked to monitoring equipment that gathers...

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2009-12-04 08:15:11

Isotope analysis provides accurate information The analysis of carbon and oxygen isotopes embedded in tree rings may shed new light on past climate events in the Mackenzie Delta region of northern Canada. Scientists have long looked at the width of tree rings to estimate temperature levels of past years. Larger rings indicate more tree growth in a season, which translates into warmer summer temperatures. But the analysis of carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree rings can also provide accurate...

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2009-11-17 05:55:00

Ancient high-altitude trees grow faster as temperatures rise Increasing temperatures at high altitudes are fueling the post-1950 growth spurt seen in bristlecone pines, the world's oldest trees, according to new research. Pines close to treeline have wider annual growth rings for the period from 1951 to 2000 than for the previous 3,700 years, reports a University of Arizona-led research team. Regional temperatures have increased, particularly at high elevations, during the same 50-year...

2009-10-08 15:00:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its one-year anniversary celebration of the official launch of the Tree Campus USA program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will plant trees on five college campuses across the United States this fall. The first tree-planting event will be held at the University of Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 11. In the fall of 2008, the Arbor Day Foundation started the Tree Campus USA program to recognize colleges and universities that practice...

2009-10-02 14:05:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, has helped the environment by planting a tree for every book rented, sold or bought. Today, the company announced that it has planted over one million trees in 2009 through a partnership with the American Forests' Global ReLeaf® program. The tree-planting program demonstrates that Chegg not only gives back to students in the form of serious savings on their textbooks,...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.