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

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

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

A new study has looked into the role that temperature plays in helping to drive tree growth. The study could help scientists forecast how forests adapt to climate change.

2013-12-24 13:41:14

Computer scientists are constantly searching for ways to squeeze ever more bandwidth from communications networks.

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,

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

In the temperate zones, vegetation follows the change of the seasons. After a winter pause, plants put out new growth in spring.

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

California's iconic redwood trees can provide a glimpse into historic coastal climate conditions using a novel method for analyzing the wood’s oxygen and carbon content.

Scientists Use Eucalyptus Trees To Hunt For Gold
2013-10-23 13:35:33

Australian researchers have developed a cutting-edge technique that would make any prospector turn green with envy – the ability to detect gold deposits deep underground based on an analysis of the trees growing above it.

2013-10-16 23:00:39

Live demonstrations of ArborSystems fall Diplodia Tip Blight treatment for pines and conifers using the Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System, their new ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject

Trees Might Store More Carbon Than Thought
2013-10-03 07:03:41

Examining a long-lived forest, researchers have found that Black Spruce trees, which dominate the northern forests of North America, succumb about five years after being weakened by environmental stresses.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.