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2009-07-25 11:36:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 70 cyclists in the 2009 STIHL Tour des Trees planted trees along a 500-mile route beginning in New York City's Central Park and winding across the Northeast. Riders from across the world have so far raised a total of $373,543 during this year's tour, July 19-25, to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Donations are accepted through August 15. Cyclists of all ages and abilities rode with the mission to raise money...

2009-07-01 01:06:32

Researchers say baldcypress trees in central Texas provide a record of past weather and clues to the region's future. Malcolm Cleaveland of the University of Arkansas and his team have been taking cores from the trees that show the rings, the Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday. Each ring represents a year in the tree's life, with thin ones being years of drought and thicker ones those when rainfall was more plentiful. The tree rings give you a perspective you can't get in any other...

2009-06-09 11:15:00

Largest Tree Rescue in the Country Saving Nearly 600 Trees IRVINE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Tom Larson, Chief Consultant, Landscape and Farming, Orange County Great Park Corporation WHAT: Great Park Tree Rescue: The first five of nearly 600 trees to be rescued, which grew on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, will be carefully moved and replanted in the lawn area near the Great Park Balloon. The five...

2009-06-01 07:15:00

Mokugift fosters global environmental solidarity by making it easy and rewarding to join celebrities in planting trees, for $1 apiece, through online 'gifting.' SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired in part by pop culture heroes from an earlier era who used music and mass media to spawn social and political activism, mokugift, through its Artists and Athletes Program, is leveraging the latest Internet technology to rally support for an issue of the utmost urgency: combating climate...

2009-05-17 17:35:07

An elderly New York woman was threatened with arrest for objecting to a tree being planted in front of her Brooklyn home, her friend says. Widow Marion Smith, 79, asked city workers to not plant a tree in front her home because she was disabled and wouldn't be able to rake the leaves. In fact, she had had the spot paved over five years earlier when a tree that used to be there died, The New York Post reported Sunday. But when city workers came to break the pavement and plant a new tree as...

2009-05-04 08:48:00

DETROIT, May 4 /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 Edison...

2009-05-04 08:59:47

Understanding deer preferences for trees, shrubs can increase grower revenues The nontimber forest products industry has been growing rapidly since the mid-1980s, contributing billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually. Examples of nontimber forest products (NTFP) include edibles such as fruits and nuts, medicinal and herbal products, and specialty floral and decorative products. Standouts in the NTFP industry include U.S.-grown herbs used to satisfy increasing consumer demand for...

2009-05-04 08:57:20

Stresses during handling and transport affect tree health, survival Consider the cumulative stresses that transplanted trees must endure from the time they are harvested until they become established in a landscape. Multiple stress factors can mean the difference between survival and death for trees. For starters, when "balled-and-burlapped" trees are dug prior to transport, the majority of the root system is often separated from the tree. After this initial stress, trees are typically taken...

2009-04-22 10:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians who plant a tree at their home or business can help the commonwealth reach its goal of putting one million trees in the ground statewide by 2012. Citizens can register up to three trees on the TreeVitalize Web site at www.treevitalize.net. "The TreeVitalize program is working with metropolitan communities across the state on tree plantings, and we'd also like to be able to count the new trees that homeowners plant...

2009-04-21 08:30:00

CHICAGO, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, ComEd is offering homeowners, community groups and businesses helpful tips for planting the right tree in the right place. This year ComEd plans to spend more than $55 million on trees and tree maintenance across northern Illinois to support the environment and minimize tree-related outages. In 2008, ComEd employees participated in nearly 20 tree-planting activities and to commemorate Arbor Day this year,...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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