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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...

2014-05-05 08:31:20

Four Truckloads of Eco Red ShieldTM Protected Lumber Pull out of ECOB's Austin, TX Affiliate Coated for One of the Largest Lumber Companies in the U.S. Amidst Recent Apartment Fires in Texas VISTA, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (OTCQB: ECOB) announced today that one of the Company's busiest affiliate, Guthrie Lumber & Distribution located in Austin, Texas, is experiencing increased sales of Eco Red Shield protected lumber as evidenced by this...

2014-05-02 08:27:01

Eco Red ShieldTM Protected Lumber Specified for use by Lancaster, California Desert Crest Developer as Southern California Wild Fires Start Breaking Out VISTA, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today that the Wells Eason development in West Lancaster, California is now ready to proceed with construction of two more model homes for the Desert Crest Project located in West Lancaster, CA. The project is currently underway with...

2014-04-30 23:07:29

NEWwoodworks, the fine woodworking group at New Energy Works Timberframers, expands reclaimed wood offerings to include Teak from their sister company Pioneer Millworks. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 For over 20 years NEWwoodworks has specialized in handcrafted cabinetry, furniture, stairs, doors, and other custom designed interior furnishings. NEWwoodworks commonly crafts with reclaimed wood, often using near extinct species such as Chestnut and Elm. Adding to its inventory of...

2014-04-30 23:04:22

Pioneer Millworks has the largest variety of reclaimed wood species in the world and are now offering responsibly sourced Reclaimed Teak. Farmington, NY (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Pioneer Millworks is excited to introduce a collection of Reclaimed Teak products sourced from Indonesia, produced in a way that meets with societal and environmental ethos of their company and their clients. With a political and cultural shift occurring in Indonesia, retired structures are being dismantled,...

2014-04-25 23:07:28

Formerly known as Wood Re New, Renew Crew of Little Rock celebrates its 8th anniversary as the leading provider of outdoor surface cleaning and power washing in Little Rock AR at the annual Spring Kickoff. Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 The start of Spring means that homeowners are once again looking for pressure washing, wood cleaning and similar outdoor cleaning services to rejuvenate the look of their yards, decks and patios. The team at Renew Crew of Little Rock has been...

2014-04-23 16:32:29

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the British Columbia government for supporting a FPInnovations research project aimed at developing innovative biomaterials from wood fibre. The province has announced that it is providing $2.25 million toward the research and development of cellulose filaments (CF), flexible fibres extracted from pulp that can be used in everything from plastic packaging to photographic film to panels in...

Chimpanzees Prefer Ugandan Ironwood For Their Beds
2014-04-17 11:39:03

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 David Samson from the University of Nevada and Kevin Hunt from Indiana University. Chimpanzees use tree branches to build beds or nests in trees. They select certain tree species to sleep in more frequently than other, but the reason for selecting a...

2014-04-16 16:23:18

Serving Responsible Forestry Sunny Side Up WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has selected to package the official 2014 White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75706 "We are thrilled to be involved once again with this annual American tradition," said Kathy Abusow,...

2014-04-15 16:21:59

ROSEBURG, Ore., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Communities for Healthy Forests, Inc. (CHF), with support from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, Inc. (SFI®), held a ceremony celebrating the restoration of the Douglas Complex fire devastation area. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73275 The Douglas Complex wildfires gripped the State of Oregon in August of 2013, threatening homes, and forcing evacuations and road closures. Approximately 3,000...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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