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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...

2008-11-13 09:00:17

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that the company's Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch, in conjunction with Tampa's Mayor's Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department, planted a tree in Al Lopez Park. As part of the tree planting ceremony, Thom Snelling, Tampa's first Green Officer, dedicated the large tree that was secured from a local nursery. "Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are honored to make a positive...

2008-11-07 09:00:11

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has successfully expanded the company's tree planting initiative through an event organized by its Washington D.C. branch in partnership with Fairfax ReLeaf, Inc. and Level 3 Communications. As part of the Nov. 7 all-day tree planting event, representatives from RISO's Washington, D.C. branch and Fairfax ReLeaf were joined by over 40 employees from Level 3 Communications to plant 1,800 trees across four acres at the...

2008-11-04 09:00:13

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Givex, a global provider of closed loop card technologies including gift, loyalty and other stored value programs announced today the successful planting of 2,500 trees in British Columbia by Tree Canada as part of Givex's reforestation program. Under the program, trees are planted with every card order, helping clients offset carbon emissions created through card production. This round of planting was carried out with the cooperation of the Kamloops Indian...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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