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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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-12-12 15:20:00

This Christmas season, think twice about spending money on a commercial flame retardant for your Christmas tree.

2008-12-10 14:33:47

US 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.

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.

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.

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