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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...

2010-06-01 15:01:00

DETROIT, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As the tree planting and landscaping season gets under way, DTE Energy subsidiary Detroit Edison is encouraging customers to plant trees that will not grow into and interfere with power lines and underground transformers. Planting the right trees or shrubs in the right spot may prevent the need for trimming or possible removal in the future. Planting in the proper location also may help reduce the possibility of storm-related power outages. "Detroit...

2010-05-12 03:32:00

ROCHESTER, England, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- From June 2010 leading Dorset Arboriculture training provider, Newlands Training will be offering the rarely taught Lantra Awards Course in Professional Tree Inspection. This 3 day course aims to provide specific tree inspection training at an advanced level and is the follow-on qualification to basic tree inspection. Aimed at competent arboriculturists, the course will enable holders of the qualification to care for and manage trees...

2010-04-28 14:20:00

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation named Wyatt Dunn of Huntsville, Ala., the winner of the 2010 Arbor Day National Poster Contest, an annual contest for fifth-grade students throughout the United States. Dunn attends Jones Valley Elementary School in Huntsville. Dunn's poster was selected to be the best out of all the finalists from 46 states and the District of Columbia. As the national winner, Dunn will receive a $1,000 U.S. savings bond and...

2010-04-21 08:16:43

Common transplanting practices analyzed for impact on lacebark elm Landscape trees are increasingly being produced using container nursery systems rather than traditional field production practices. In contrast to field production techniques, successful container production requires a series of transplanting events in which trees are sequentially transferred to larger containers, a practice known as "potting-up" or "up-canning". Problems can arise when trees are planted either too deep or too...

2010-04-14 10:00:00

MILWAUKEE, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies is a recipient of the Tree Line USA Utility award for the twelfth consecutive year. Sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters, the award recognizes the company's efforts to provide dependable and reliable service, while using best-practice vegetation management techniques. This year, 147 utility companies were recognized with Tree Line USA designations. The award goes to utilities...

2010-04-08 07:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30,000 third-grade students will be able to plant the equivalent of almost 75 acres of new forest lands and learn about the environmental benefits of trees thanks to an award-winning program provided by Dominion Resources and its subsidiaries. Dominion's Project Plant It! is growing in its fourth year to include school systems in six states in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The program developed to educate children and to...

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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