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New NASA Probe Will Study Earths Forests In 3D

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth's Forests In 3D

Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in...

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2014-09-02 23:04:12

One of Europe’s most influential forest services, the Hessen-Forst Enterprise in Hessen, Germany, recently purchased 580 of Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Geo Rugged Notepads to manage the nearly 1.7 million acres of forests in Hessen. Hessen, Germany (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 One of Europe’s most influential forest services, the Hessen-Forst Enterprise in Hessen, Germany, recently purchased 580 of Juniper Systems’ Mesa® Geo Rugged Notepads to manage the nearly 1.7 million...

2014-08-26 12:30:14

Tree Care Company Ranked in Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has earned a position on the 2014 Inc. 5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As an Inc. 5000 honoree for the eighth year in a row, Arborwell shares a prestigious pedigree with some of the most exciting, successful businesses...

2014-07-31 12:21:01

NORFOLK, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation has earned a place on Inbound Logistics' 2014 75 Green Supply Chain Partners list in recognition of sustainable supply chain, logistics, and transportation practices. The transportation industry magazine cited Norfolk Southern's Trees and Trains tree-planting initiative and its investments in track and rail facilities to increase freight rail capacity across the company's eastern U.S. network. "Norfolk...

2014-07-17 16:21:49

Enbridge Gas Distribution thanks its e-billing customers by planting 50,000 trees TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - To help the communities it serves that were hard-hit by ice storm damage, Enbridge Gas Distribution, in partnership with Trees Ontario, has just finished planting 50,000 trees across the province. For residents in ice-damaged communities, restoring forest cover through tree planting initiatives provides countless benefits. New trees will compensate for existing damage to tree...

2014-06-05 16:23:37

Company also supports plantings in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma HOUSTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today it has donated 4,000 trees to Hike for KaTREEna, helping the organization reach a milestone of 25,000 trees planted in New Orleans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140116/DA47435LOGO The donated trees were planted by students from Tulane University's MBA program during Hike for KaTREEna's "Give NOLA Day" on May 6....

2014-05-22 12:23:32

Planting trees in the right location can optimize tree health, electric reliability and help you conserve energy RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring planting season, Dominion Virginia Power encourages customers to plant trees to enhance the health and beauty of the community. But did you know, planning which tree and where it should be planted can actually save you money and increase electric reliability around your home? A little extra planning before planting trees or...

Burl poaching has forced California state officials to shut down parts of the park and stretches of road leading to it in order to help protect the massive, ancient trees
2014-05-08 04:55:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online California redwood trees, some of which are more than 1,000 years old, are being damaged by poachers who use their wood to make and sell pieces of furniture, bowls and other souvenirs, various media outlets are reporting. According to CNN’s Jack Hannah, the people responsible for the damage are sneaking into Redwood National and State Parks at night and cutting away large chunks from the base of the trees, which are the largest...

2014-04-25 23:09:03

Clearview Energy will donate one tree to be planted in a forest on behalf of each customer who chooses a ClearGreenGuarantee plan. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Clearview Energy today announced a new partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to celebrating the environment and planting trees. Now, residential and commercial customers can help give back to the community and environment by signing up with Clearview Energy....

2014-04-24 08:26:15

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been more than 140 years since the first Arbor Day was observed in Nebraska. It has since become a national observance that takes place on the last Friday in April in most states and recognizes the importance of trees as well as tree selection, planting, and care. A properly selected and planted tree can add beauty and energy efficiency to your landscape. A poorly selected and planted tree can become high maintenance, dangerous,...

Climate Not The Only Factor Ushering In Change For Northern Forests
2014-04-21 11:45:00

USDA Forest Service In the most densely forested and most densely populated quadrant of the United States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values and practices. Disturbances associated with those needs, such as logging and clearing forests for agriculture and development, have set the stage for management issues of considerable concern today, a U.S. Forest Service study reports. The report – Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter forest conditions and...


Latest Trees Reference Libraries

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

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2009-04-28 16:11:28

The Japanese Box (Buxus microphylla) is indigenous to Japan and Taiwan. An evergreen shrub, it only grows 6 -10 feet in height with short bright green oval shaped leaves less than an inch in length. It is grown as an ornamental plant both in its native area and in other temperate regions. Variant cultivars of this species are often used in bonsai. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-04-28 14:15:07

Brachychiton rupestris or the Queensland Bottle Tree is a member of the Malvaceae family, although it was originally classified in the Sterculiaceae family. This deciduous tree is indigenous to Queensland, Australia and is best known for its distended swollen trunk shaped like a bottle which allows it to thrive in drought conditions, a variety of soil conditions and temperatures. Growing up to 40 feet tall, it features leaves that very from thin and oval shaped to creased and divided....

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2009-04-28 14:05:34

The Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus) is native to Australia. This small to medium sized tree can be found in a variety of climates from the wetter coastal regions to drier more arid interior regions of Australia. It wide trunk stores significant amounts of water for survival in the drier habitats. Flowers are varied shades of pink with a tubular shape. The leaves of the Brachychiton populneus vary greatly in shape and can be multi-lobal or straight and pointy. Seeds of this tree have...

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2009-04-28 13:43:42

The Illawara Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) also generally called a Kurrajong is a large tree indigenous to the eastern coast of Australia in the subtropical areas. Best known for its crimson tubular flowers that when leafless, covers the entire tree. In its natural habitat, the tree can reach heights of 131 feet. Famed for its beauty and because it is tolerant of moderate climates the tree has been cultivated world wide. However, outside of its native soil, the tree generally only...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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