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2009-07-30 11:14:01

Scientists are comparing annual growth rings of the Pacific Northwest's largest bivalve and its most iconic tree for clues to how living organisms may have responded to changes in climate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-05-04 08:59:47

The nontimber forest products industry has been growing rapidly since the mid-1980s, contributing billions of dollars to the US economy annually.

2009-05-04 08:57:20

Consider the cumulative stresses that transplanted trees must endure from the time they are harvested until they become established in a landscape.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.