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2010-11-02 06:55:00

New study explores relationship between urban trees and crime Along with energy conservation and storm-water reduction, scientists may soon be adding crime-fighting to the list of benefits that urban trees provide. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southern Research Stations have published a new study that suggests that certain types of city trees may help lower property and violent crime rates. Their study"”which is posted online in advance of its...

2010-03-25 11:26:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --TreeVitalize--an initiative to plant one million trees and restore tree cover in Pennsylvania's 14 metropolitan areas--is offering citizens the opportunity to learn about planting and caring for trees, according to Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley. "Trees, like people, need to be nurtured to thrive," Quigley said. "Many urban street trees die within the first seven years of planting. These...

2010-01-11 10:51:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- STIHL Inc., a leading manufacturer of handheld outdoor power equipment, has renewed its title sponsorship for the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund. This weeklong cycling event has become America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education. The 2009 STIHL Tour des Trees raised nearly a half million dollars to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. Since its inception in...

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2009-05-09 08:05:00

Trees positioned to shade the west and south sides of a house may decrease summertime electric bills by 5 percent on average, according to a recent study of California homes by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The first large-scale study of its kind, the research paper considers the effects of shade on 460 single-family homes in Sacramento during the summer of 2007 and provides hard statistics showing how...

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. announced today it will be the title sponsor of this year's Tour des Trees, a cross-country cycling and education event to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The event is America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education....

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2009-01-05 15:46:59

Shade trees also reduce carbon emissions A recent study shows that shade trees on the west and south sides of a house in California can reduce a homeowner's summertime electric bill by about $25.00 a year. The study, conducted last year on 460 single-family homes in Sacramento, is the first large-scale study to use utility billing data to show that trees can reduce energy consumption. "Everyone knows that shade trees cool a house. No one is going to get a Nobel Prize for that conclusion,"...

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2008-12-10 14:33:47

U.S. 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. The Tree Carbon Calculator is free and programmed in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that provides carbon-related information for a single tree in one of six California climate zones. It is the only tool approved by the California Climate Action Registry's Urban Forest...

2008-11-04 09:00:13

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Givex, a global provider of closed loop card technologies including gift, loyalty and other stored value programs announced today the successful planting of 2,500 trees in British Columbia by Tree Canada as part of Givex's reforestation program. Under the program, trees are planted with every card order, helping clients offset carbon emissions created through card production. This round of planting was carried out with the cooperation of the Kamloops Indian...

2008-07-30 09:00:45

By Sam Bennett The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is looking to substantially increase the city's tree canopy. The bureau has issued a request for proposals to hire a firm that can organize an $11 million effort to add thousands of trees to the Portland area and dramatically improve the tree canopy. The tree-planting campaign will include 50,000 street trees and 30,000 to 40,000 yard trees over the next five years. "This is a new type of project, that is large and...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

TORONTO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Givex, a global provider of closed loop card technologies including gift, loyalty and other stored value programs, announces today the launch of its reforestation program. "This upcoming holiday season, many businesses will be selling gift cards," says Amanda French, VP Sales, Givex. "Givex will plant trees with every card order to counter the carbon dioxide emissions created by the production of plastic cards. We are glad to offer our clients peace of mind...


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