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2014-02-27 16:22:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This winter has been especially cold, grey and snowy and Trees New York is working to beat the winter blues by planting more evergreen trees! One day last February, Trees New York's Executive Director, Nelson Villarrubia, turned the corner and saw a cluster of evergreens blanketed in snow. The beautiful scene swept away his winter doldrums and he realized he couldn't be the only New Yorker who craves color and vitality during the...

Forest Model Predicts How Trees Compete For Canopy Space
2014-02-20 11:53:17

Brown University Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed a new mathematical model that predicts how trees compete for space in the canopy. What their model revealed for this particular forest of hardy native Metrosideros polymorpha trees on the windward slope of Manua Kea, is that an incumbent tree limb greening up a given...

2014-02-06 08:30:56

California Tree Management Company receives a 2013 Safety Award from TCIA HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree care company is proud to announce they have been awarded for numerous accomplishments in safety by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). For more than 20 years, TCIA has been honoring tree care companies across the country for their success in various areas of their business operations. Arborwell was honored with two 2013...

2014-02-06 08:23:49

Tree Care Company Acknowledged For Outstanding Accomplishment in Marketing HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company is proud to announce it has been awarded with a 2013 Professional Communications Award from the Tree Care Industry Association. With nearly 100 submissions this year, TCIA evaluated each entry on the overall appearance, content quality, adherence to American National...

Iconic Australasian Tree Fossils Found In South America
2014-01-09 15:06:30

Penn State Today in Australia they call it Kauri, in Asia they call it Dammar, and in South America it does not exist at all unless planted there; but 52 million years ago the giant coniferous evergreen tree known to botanists as Agathis thrived in the Patagonian region of Argentina, according to an international team of paleobotanists, who have found numerous fossilized remains there. "These spectacular fossils reveal that Agathis is old and had a huge range that no one knew about --...

World's Tallest Trees Rely On Limited Seasonal Temperature Variations
2014-01-08 06:55:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in New Phytologist suggests that temperature could be a growing tree’s best friend. Height is a competitive benefit when it comes to trees, because the taller the tree, the more exposed its leaves are to the sun. As a tree rises above its neighbor to reach more sunlight, it is taking its canopy past the shade that other trees create. Taller trees are able to place leaves at higher light levels while...

2013-12-24 13:41:14

Technique advances understanding of a basic concept in graph theory, paralleling advances in edge connectivity Computer scientists are constantly searching for ways to squeeze ever more bandwidth from communications networks. Now a new approach to understanding a basic concept in graph theory, known as "vertex connectivity," could ultimately lead to communications protocols — the rules that govern how digital messages are exchanged — that coax as much bandwidth as possible from...

2013-12-10 23:24:44

Successful arborist and owner of a tree company in Boulder, Colo., drew from his own experience to create MapCentrix after finding other software inadequate. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 MapCentrix, a fresh new mapping software for those dealing with the care of trees, has been introduced to help them improve the care of the trees they tend. Learn more about MapCentrix or try a demo at http://www.mapcentrix.com. MapCentrix was designed by an arborist, for arborists. Drawing on...

Climate Change Alters Timing Of Spring Growth In Forests
2013-10-30 09:05:58

Technische Universitaet Muenchen In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring. Research has now brought a new correlation to light: The colder the winter, the earlier native plants begin to grow again. Since warmer winters can be expected as the climate changes, the spring development phase for typical forest trees might start later and later – giving an advantage to shrubs and invasive trees that don't...

California Redwoods Reveal Coastal Climate History
2013-10-30 09:05:31

[ Watch the Video: Redwoods Tell The Tale Of Past Climate Change ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant redwood trees can provide a glimpse into historic coastal climate conditions using a novel method for analyzing the wood’s oxygen and carbon content to detect fog and rainfall in previous seasons, according to a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. Study leader Jim Johnstone at the University of Washington developed the...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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