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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...

2008-09-17 15:00:20

Australian researchers said hardy eucalyptus trees exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide grow larger and use less water. University of Western Sydney researchers have been studying gum trees housed under giant climate-controlled tents to predict the impact of global warming on the Australian bush over the next century, the university said. The findings suggest eucalyptus trees will survive and perhaps even prosper in the new environment, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday....

2008-09-15 21:00:14

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Friesleben, Director, Communications of Hy-Vee, Inc., +1-515-267-2941, cell, +1-515-250-3929, cfriesleben@hy- vee.com WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hy-Vee is helping local communities go green by giving away 200,000 trees ready for planting. The company is donating the trees to schools and organizations in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation. A number of community groups and more than 500 schools throughout Hy-Vee's...

2008-09-15 21:00:14

By Rick Steelhammer Students from Glenville State University's Land Resources Department began work Friday on what will be a multi-year program to reforest and help control erosion on 82 acres of land disturbed by runway and taxiway construction at Charleston's Yeager Airport. After a ceremonial planting of spruce trees on a grassy slope where the airport's property abuts Coonskin Park's Elk River Trail, the Glenville State students toured construction-affected areas and erosion-control...

2008-09-11 21:00:14

By JM Brown Over the objections of some vocal residents, a fire protection official said his agency will begin thinning trees again in Redwood Regional Park's East Ridge Trail just as soon as federal authorities OK the work. Assistant Fire Chief John Swanson of the East Bay Regional Park District is awaiting clearance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to resume cutting down eucalyptus, Monterey pine and other types of trees on a southern portion of the trail to create a firebreak...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

By Julia Scott CRYSTAL SPRINGS -- David Moore is used to dealing with trees suffering the ravages of Sudden Oak Death. He knows the telling details: desiccated leaves and brown cankerous lesions oozing from the bark. But even Moore, San Mateo County's parks superintendent, got a little depressed recently when his crew had to cut down more than 40 trees afflicted with the disease along some trails at Crystal Springs. He feared the trees were about to fall over and hit someone. "We've...


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