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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...

2009-02-04 14:16:00

Leader in outdoor power equipment takes lead role in America's largest fundraising event for tree research VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading outdoor power equipment manufacturer STIHL Inc. announced today it will be the title sponsor of this year's Tour des Trees, a cross-country cycling and education event to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The event is America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education....

2009-01-23 17:24:16

Death rates among trees have more than doubled in recent decades largely because of global warming, Northern Arizona University research indicates. The study offers data to show that there is a problem with tree mortality in the West and that climate is an important element in the problem, Pete Fule, NAU School of Forestry associate professor and research co-author, said in a news release. The research was published Friday in Science journal Eleven scientists provided long-term data sets...

2008-12-17 11:13:53

A Canadian sustainable energy company in Montreal says real Christmas trees have less of an environmental impact than reusable artificial trees. The company, which uses no capitals in its name, ellipsos inc., said its analysis in a Life Cycle Assessment found real trees generate 6.8 pounds of greenhouse gases compared with 17.8 pounds for an artificial tree per year. The results are astonishing, ellipsos President Jean-Sebastien Trudel said in a release. Considering that the artificial tree...

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2008-12-12 15:20:00

Economical and easy way to keep trees green: Water works best This Christmas season, think twice about spending money on a commercial flame retardant for your Christmas tree. The good, old-fashioned method"”keeping your tree in a container of fresh water"”is probably all you need to keep your tree green and healthy. Researchers have determined that some flame retardants don't work on cut Christmas trees; in fact, in several cases the chemical retardants sped up the drying process...

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2008-12-10 14:33:47

U.S. Forest Service scientists at the Center for Urban Forest Research are providing online software that can show users how much carbon dioxide an urban tree in California has sequestered in its lifetime and the past year. The Tree Carbon Calculator is free and programmed in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that provides carbon-related information for a single tree in one of six California climate zones. It is the only tool approved by the California Climate Action Registry's Urban Forest...

2008-12-09 08:18:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa author Andrew Bowen and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up in a program that provides $1 from each sale of Bowen's new Christmas book to plant one tree in the nation's forests. The goal is to sell 2,400 copies of the book A Tree's Christmas online by Christmas Day, which will allow the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) to plant 2,400 trees in one of the nation's forests. The Arbor Day Foundation depends on the U.S. Forest Service...


Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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