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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,...

2009-04-17 07:30:00

Tour Dates: April 19 - August 2, 2009 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer Advanced(TM), one of the fastest-growing lawn and garden companies in the U.S., is a title sponsor of the 3rd Annual Clean Air Green Tour, designed to educate consumers about the economic and environmental benefits of protecting trees, environmental responsibility, sustainability and "green" products. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090417/AT00513 ) The 60-plus-city, 24-state...

2009-04-16 07:30:00

One Bottle One Tree(TM) campaign plants a tree for every bottle purchased ST. HELENA, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Trinity Oaks, part of the Trinchero Family Estates portfolio of wines, today announced it has reached the one million planted trees milestone since the July 2008 launch of its inaugural One Bottle, One Tree(TM) campaign. The tree planting campaign, in collaboration with the non-profit organization Trees for the Future, helps restore tree cover to tropical landscapes...

2009-04-08 12:22:57

A spokesman for the Oregon Travel Information Council says his group misidentified the Western United States' oldest apple tree. The unidentified spokesman said while a recent council news release identified the Dosch Yellow Bellflower Apple tree in Portland, Ore., as the region's oldest apple tree, that honor actually belongs elsewhere, The Oregonian newspaper in Portland reported. The oldest apple tree in the Pacific Northwest actually is in the Old Apple Tree Park in Vancouver, Wash. The...

2009-04-03 11:37:00

Irvine's Tarbut V' Torah School Students Plant Trees for Great Park's Future IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-hundred-fifty school children from Tarbut V' Torah School in Irvine celebrated Tu B'Shevat, (the new year of trees) by planting 350 trees for the Orange County Great Park. Great Park Arborist Tom Larson shared the art of tree planting with the children, who planted shade trees in 1-gallon containers. The trees were brought back to the Great Park where they will be...

2009-03-26 10:16:00

- Program teaches nearly 34,000 students about importance of trees - Students in four states plant seedlings on Arbor Day - Teachers receive educational materials about role of trees in the ecosystem RICHMOND, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nearly 34,000 elementary school students in more than 360 schools in four states will plant the equivalent of 85 acres of trees this Arbor Day as Dominion's Project Plant It! enters its third year. Project Plant It! is a cooperative partnership...

2009-02-14 21:00:48

A British judge used 12,000 words to issue a legal ruling that, when it comes to what constitutes a tree, size does not matter. Justice Ross Cranston, a High Court judge, concluded in a challenge to tree preservation orders that even a tiny sapling is a tree for legal purposes, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The lawsuit was brought by Palm Developments Ltd., which planned to build a commercial wharf on the River Medway in North Halling, Kent. The site, once used for industry, is now...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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