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2008-10-21 15:00:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the success of TreeVitalize in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is launching a statewide tree planting program in metropolitan areas, with a goal of planting one million trees over the next five years. "Trees make us feel great, improve the quality of life in communities and increase property values, but they are disappearing in metropolitan areas across the state, and we want to...

2008-10-16 12:00:12

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the creation of the Tree Campus USA program, which will recognize college campuses that are committed to planting, maintaining and celebrating trees. To kick off the launch of its Tree Campus USA program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota honored Northern Kentucky University as a Tree Campus USA site with a tree-planting celebration at its Highland Heights, Ky., campus. Tree Campus USA is supported by...

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2008-10-14 15:20:00

Tropical nations should receive funds from rich nations to save the world's forests, according to a UK-commissioned report on Tuesday. Additionally, developing countries should also start paying to help create "carbon neutral" global forests through binding targets to slow deforestation and plant trees by 2030. Approximately one fifth of all greenhouse gases are caused by the burning and clearing of forests. "Deforestation will continue as long as cutting down and burning trees is more...

2008-10-07 12:00:31

Fall is a good time to plant new trees, and PECO reminds customers and landscapers to visit www.peco.com for information about what trees could be planted near the company's electrical equipment. Trees provide tremendous value to our communities, however; many trees are planted without consideration of how they grow over time. Power lines that are clear of limbs and vegetation perform better, and are more reliable in good and bad weather. Don't forget that: -- Trees cannot be planted...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Tree Canada presented awards to Shell and TELUS, two of its biggest sponsors, in recognition of their innovative tree planting and initiatives to protect and preserve the environment at the 8th Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC8). The Eterne Award, Tree Canada's award for companies who exemplify the best in environmental stewardship, was handed to Lifford Wine Agency. "We are proud to honour these companies for their hard work in making Canada a greener place to live," said Michael...

2008-10-01 21:00:11

By Janette Williams PASADENA - Possible revisions to the city's 2002 tree protection ordinance, including regulations on private property, will be up for discussion on Monday, and the community is being invited to weigh in. A public workshop hosted by the city's Design Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Homeowners, developers, arborists, architects, boards and commissions, neighborhood organizations and community groups are asked to...

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2008-09-29 10:10:00

Advanced techniques may produce 'European style' trees to meet consumer demands The Fraser fir is gaining popularity among American consumers looking for beautiful, long-lasting Christmas trees. Consumers favor Fraser fir for its conical shape, dark green foliage, pleasant aroma, and excellent needle retention. Consumer surveys indicate that the shape of a tree is the most important factor affecting Christmas tree selection, followed by needle retention, species, and price. Traditionally,...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By MARY REID BARROW By Mary Reid Barrow Correspondent A tall bald cypress tree is king of our North End street. It looms over the road from a yard that's on one of the few hills to be found in low-lying Virginia Beach. Actually an ancient sand dune, the hill has been tamed into a lawn and it rises several feet above the street. The tree's roots are spread out in the sandy soil of the old dune. Swampland, normally the bald cypress tree's habitat, is miles away. But our neighborhood...

2008-09-22 18:00:19

Puget Sound Energy today announced that this year the utility will match the $12.5 million it spent last year on vegetation management to keep power lines clear and minimize the number of tree-related outages particularly during storms. "While the Puget Sound is known for beautiful, lush vegetation, trees can become hazardous if not properly maintained," said Sue McLain, senior vice president of Operations for PSE. "Most of the power outages in our Puget Sound service area are caused by...

2008-09-21 21:00:15

A Green Wedding: Reducing Wedding Pollution with Native Trees Zena Khalil, a Lebanese recycling artist and environmental activist, wanted to create a sacred memento for her brother's wedding. She joined an ongoing native tree planting project initiated by the American University of Beirut's Nature Conservation Center for Sustainable Futures, (IBSAR) - aimed at raising the guests' interest in Lebanon's environment. "Growing up in Nigeria my brother Nidal and I developed a special connection...