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Chimpanzees Prefer Ugandan Ironwood For Their Beds

Chimpanzees Prefer Ugandan Ironwood For Their Beds

PLOS Chimpanzees may select a certain type of wood, Ugandan Ironwood, over other options for its firm, stable, and resilient properties to make their bed, according to a study published April 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by...

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2014-04-10 23:01:33

West Virginia's governor encourages residents to get involved in their communities and plant a tree. Department of Commerce's Division of Forestry will assist with Arbor Day celebrations. Charleston, W.Va. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has designated April as Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia. “West Virginia is the third most forested state in the nation, with 12 million acres of forests. This vast renewable resource is important to our...

Autumn Ending Later And Spring Starting Earlier In The Northern Hemisphere
2014-03-31 11:19:49

University of Southampton A study by the University of Southampton suggests that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later in the year and Spring is starting slightly earlier. A team of researchers examined satellite imagery covering the northern hemisphere over a 25 year period (1982 - 2006), and looked for any seasonal changes in vegetation by making a measure of its ‘greenness’. They examined in detail, at daily intervals, the growth cycle of the vegetation –...

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...

2014-02-11 11:02:49

Forest management is based on recommendations that are supposed to maximize economic revenues. However, in 40% of cases a better economic result would be achieved by neglecting some of the recommendations. This would also greatly benefit biodiversity. These results were obtained by a research group lead by Professor Mikko Mönkkönen at the University Jyväskylä. The group studied a production forest landscape encompassing 68 square kilometers of land and more than 30,000 forest stands in...

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...

2014-01-30 23:03:43

As a leading nationwide provider of telephone answering services, call center solutions, and cloud-based phone systems, Sound Telecom has pronounced that their fully revamped, customer-focused website has officially launched. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 After months of planning, designing, writing, programming and anticipation, Sound Telecom, in collaboration with Bonsai Media Group, has released a completely reloaded website which can be experienced at...

2014-01-29 12:23:22

California Tree Care Company Elevates Financial Strategy with Addition of New Executive HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree management company, is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Carson to the company's executive team as Chief Financial Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/SF55286) "We are thrilled to have Brad on board," says Andy LaVelle, President of Arborwell. "With his extensive experience and...

2014-01-27 12:30:20

Industry Veteran Woody Woodham Brings Over 26 Years Experience in Advanced Woven Composite Fabrics for Ballistic Protection FOUNTAIN INN, S.C., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SAATI Americas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Italy's SAATI Group and a global leader in the advanced materials sector specializing in producing materials used in a wide range of applications from medical to ballistic protection, today announced the appointment of Woody Woodham as Vice President of the...

Do Faster-Growing Old Trees Translate To More Carbon Storage?
2014-01-16 07:03:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Contrary to the commonly held belief that trees become unproductive as they grow older, new research appearing in the journal Nature demonstrates that most of them experience increases in their growth rates and store more carbon as they age. As part of their research, the study authors reviewed records from studies on six continents, including measurements from over 650,000 trees belonging to 403 tropical and temperate species....

Young Tropical Forests Contribute Little To Tree-Biodiversity Conservation
2013-12-12 17:14:28

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute A satellite image of a green swath of tropical forest does not tell the whole story. About half the world's tropical forests are relatively young. Unless protected, they are unlikely to last more than a human generation before falling to bulldozers and chainsaws. These ephemeral secondary forests may contribute little to tree-biodiversity conservation, according to a new report by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama....


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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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