May 12, 2015

American Boys' Book of Birds and Brownies of the Woods

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Continuing to study the substance in clinical trials, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies released the following statement in October 2008, "We found that low doses of MDMA (between 50 and 75 mg) were both psychologically and physiologically safe for all the subjects [2]. Spring is on its way and there are lots of things the Treetures need to do to get ready. Because, in the world of trees, that means the oldest members of the forest are doing the most to pull carbon dioxide out of the air and to store it as carbon in their wood.
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May 12, 2015

Moon In Bear'S Eyes

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After 150 years of boom and bust, the Alaska Territory looked for a year-round economy to bring families to the "Last Frontier." These allocated areas are managed using the principles of sustainable forest management, which includes extensive consultation with local stakeholders. Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths the size of Panama are lost each and every year. Get in touch for more info about planting a forest on your land.
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May 12, 2015

Rainforests (Explorer Plus, Ladybird)

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View trees in towering lines along forest winding roads in nature to photograph Crescent Meadow. The cost of compliance with various federal planning requirements including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) plus the costs of responding to NEPA appeals and litigation costs approximately $110 per thousand board feet. Moderate 2.3 Miles with a 500' climb: Take the Pioneer Trail from the entrance to the Armstrong Tree.
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May 12, 2015

A Tree for All Seasons

Robin Bernard

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Mean annual precipitation is 15 to 20 inches, but low evaporation rates make this a humid climate. Please visit the Urban Forestry Restoration page to learn more. The urban forest is helping to cool and clean the air, providing shade and beauty for residents, improving property values and providing shelter for an array of wildlife. Greenheart is leading the way in creating innovative strategies that support and protect nature through the development of non-invasive, sustainable eco-attractions.
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May 12, 2015

Eating Apples

Gail Saunders-Smith

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Eucalyptus has been used medicinally to treat the common cold, headaches due to colds, bronchial disease, throat inflammations, rheumatism, coughs, asthma and flu. (Photo courtesy of Ethel Aardvark, Wikimedia Commons) Eucalyptus trees grow in hardiness zones 9-11. In addition, surrounding trees can be damaged during harvests, and frequent use of logging equipment in a given area may compact the soil. The leaves are green above, white below, and turn yellow, red, or purple in the fall.
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May 12, 2015

Survive in the Jungle (Survival Challenge)

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Unlike western states, Missouri’s primary wildfire season is late winter. Quickly shifting our power sector away from coal and other fossil fuels is obviously critical. Carbon dioxide and water are changed into carbohydrates (sugar) and oxygen in the presence of sunlight. I have sometimes wondered how those which merely fell on the surface of the earth got planted; but, by the end of December, I find the chestnut of the same year partially mixed with the mould, as it were, under the decaying and mouldy leaves, where there is all the moisture and manure they want, for the nuts fall first.
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May 11, 2015

It Could Still Be a Tree/Big Book (Rookie Read-About

Allan Fowler

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The tomte or nisse is a solitary v�tte, living on the farmstead. Seed pods of different trees look very different. Regrettably, since we became convinced that nothing existed that was higher than the human mind, our arrogant thinking led us to believe that ‘our place’ was above Nature. The base estimate of forest area for Canada comes from the National Forest Inventory baseline report, available at https://nfi.nfis.org/resources/general/summaries/en/html/CA3_T4_FOR_AREA_en.html The estimate of current forest area (2015) was calculated by taking the National Forest Inventory baseline estimate at the source above and adjusting it for known increases in forest area (afforestation) and known decreases in forest area (deforestation) that occurred during the time since baseline data were collected.
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May 11, 2015

Why Do I Sing?: Animal Songs of the Pacific Northwest

Jennifer Blomgren, Andrea Gabriel

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Nasal and lung cancers have been indicated in scientific studies, though some industrial research disputes these claims. (For the CDC evidence of carcinogenicity in formaldehyde see: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/81-111/ .) A related issue is that because embalming fluid is used to replace blood in the body, that blood has to go somewhere. The Washington Community Forestry Council advises the Department of Natural Resources on policies and programs related to community and urban forestry.
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May 11, 2015

The Growing-Up Tree

Vera Rosenberry

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Its texture is not as refined as American mahogany, but it is a highly valued wood for furniture, staircases, boat building and house panelling and flooring, high quality joinery, furniture, doors, carvings, cabinet making, boat construction, turnery and frames. Craig Pedro, the administrator of Tuolumne County, said he is worried about logging trucks flooding the roads and causing traffic hazards. Different urban locations may require different considerations for tree planting. When it comes to tree pruning, take downs, vista clearing, orchard or garden maintenance, SavATree does it all, and they do it very, very well."
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May 11, 2015

The Mighty Mesquite: El mesquite poderoso

Ramona Moreno Winner

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Trees along major roads may eventually show signs of poisoning from road salts and vehicle exhaust. Southern Forests exhibits one of only five Mediterranean-type ecosystems in the world. The needle-like leaves have a waxy outer coat which prevents water loss in freezing weather and the branches are soft and flexible and usually point downwards, so that snow slides off them. Research about the Japanese practice of forest bathing shows that time spent in nature lowers stress levels – and could even help fight cancer.
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