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2014-04-16 16:23:21

PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM BRAND'S ICONIC BAMBOO COLLECTION SALES TO AID IN TREE PLANTING EFFORTS NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Month, John Hardy, the sustainable luxury jewelry brand will donate 20% of all Bamboo Collection sales made on JohnHardy.com to support Trees New York (Treesny.org.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75693 As part of John Hardy's mission to be Greener Every Day, the brand initiated its Wear Bamboo, Plant Bamboo...

2014-02-24 23:29:10

Texas A&M Forest Service contracted with Timmons Group for the development of Tree Trails, a new, educational mobile and desktop application designed to collect information about trees throughout the State of Texas. (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Texas A&M Forest Service contracted with Timmons Group for the development of Tree Trails, a new, educational mobile and desktop application designed to collect information about trees throughout the State of Texas. The application was...

2013-10-25 08:20:34

OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today announced it will extend its CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program for another three years owing to a strong response from many Canadian communities to the program's inaugural 2012-13 launch. CN will provide grants of as much as $25,000 apiece in matching funds to more than 100 Canadian communities in 2014-16 to help green public properties. Since CN initiated the program in 2012, community support of the...

2013-10-08 08:22:17

HOUSTON, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today it has donated more than 100,000 trees to 30 Texas nonprofit groups for the 2013-2014 planting season. Among the Texas organizations receiving trees was the city of Houston's Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry Division. The city received 10,000 trees from the Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program to restore park arbor life that was destroyed in a recent drought. "The totality of Apache's...

2013-09-18 16:21:45

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New research polling data released today shows that more than 7 in 10 Minneapolis, MN residents support treatment options for the protection of residential and city-managed ash trees as part of the city's Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management program. Fewer than 1 in 10 believe the city should remove otherwise healthy ash trees, as is currently planned. Minneapolis is one of hundreds of municipalities around the country currently under...

2013-09-17 08:24:24

Cyclists from Across the Globe Pedaled a Weeklong Journey to Benefit the TREE Fund VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The STIHL Tour des Trees, America's largest fundraiser for tree research, recently concluded its 2013 ride and raised more than $585,000 to date. Participants in the international 585-mile ride around Lake Ontario stopped at communities throughout New York and Canada to showcase the importance of trees with tree plantings and educational programs. Since the...

2013-07-11 08:24:15

America's largest fundraiser for tree research kicks off in July VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While many may think a tree is forever, the average lifespan of an urban tree is actually less than 10 years. Thanks to grants from the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), however, researchers are working to change that with improved methods for propagating, planting, and caring for urban trees. And later this July, more than 100 cyclists will cycle...

2013-04-15 16:22:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard Allan today announced that the administration is expanding TreeVitalize, a popular and successful community tree-planting and education program. "Launched on Arbor Day 2004 in Philadelphia, the TreeVitalize program has planted more than 350,000 shade trees in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and 12 other metropolitan areas," Allan said. "To build on that success, Governor...

2013-01-18 12:20:50

HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading professional tree management company has announced the addition of Kelli Green as a new Account Manager in the Sacramento region. Green has her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Social Work and a Master of Agribusiness from the University of Florida. Upon graduation in 2002, she moved to California to be closer to family and to begin her career in arboriculture. An ISA Certified Arborist,...

2012-11-27 20:20:43

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the California Urban Forests Council formally launched its new "Invest From the Ground Up" campaign and website. The campaign is designed to help California homeowners and business owners see the true value of one of the most basic and cost-efficient investments Californians can make in their communities: caring for their trees, parks and green spaces. The initiative is funded by the US Forest Service and CAL FIRE, and includes...