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TREE AID announces new partnership with Blue Diamond Garden Centre Group

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 14:03

Planning a trip to the garden centre soon? Buy a tree from a Blue Diamond garden centre and you’ll be helping to plant another one in Africa. Blue Diamond is one of the UK’s leading garden and living centre groups and has just committed to supporting TREE AID. For every tree sold by one of […]

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Think long and hard before you buy an online or...

Forestry popular - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 13:28
Unless you are a 2-cycle engine expert with access to parts, you need to stay away from used and off-brand chainsaws.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Human rights experts set the record straight for the World Bank’

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 10:57
23 May, 2016

Indigenous rights experts have written to the World Bank President and Executive Board to underscore the importance of the World Bank adopting a standard of free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples potentially affected by development initiatives funded by the Bank. In the letter, the experts point out that the existing standard of Broad Community Support used by the Bank has failed to improve outcomes for development initiatives, and is a standard that is implemented ineffectively and inconsistently across the Bank’s portfolio. 

The letter also points out considerable inaccuracies in the Bank’s reporting of a dialogue held on the topic of indigenous peoples’ rights in Addis Ababa in late 2015, and sets the record straight regarding the outcomes of that dialogue. 


In Nicaragua, a staggering diversity and density of trees on farms

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 10:47
Nicaragua is a country making progress. Although it is still the third poorest in Latin America, its economy has grown by 4% a year for a decade. Also, in no mean feat, it is the sixth safest country...

Seeking IFSA Student for Internship with IUFRO

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 10:46
IUFRO and IFSA are inviting applications for an internship with IUFRO.The intern will perform tasks in assistance to the various projects of IUFRO and will be stationed at the IUFRO Headquarters in Vienna. Overview of tasksStart of the internship: 1 August, 2016 - the end of September 2016. Deadline of application: 30 June, 2016 12:00 CETContact address for submission of applications: iufro.lo@ifsa.net Detailed information available at: http://www.ifsa.net/ifsa-internship-at-the-iufro-hq-vienna/

Eat locals: swapping sheep and cows for kangaroos and camels could help our environment

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 08:20

Euan Ritchie, Deakin University and Adam Munn, UNSW Australia We may be what we eat, but our dietary choices also affect the health of the environment, and farmers’ back pockets. Energy and water use, native habitat cut down for crops and grazing, and emissions that exacerbate climate change, are just some of the profound effects […]

John Knox Presbyterian Camp receiving assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 07:58

May 19, 2016 — WIMBERLEY, Texas — The John Knox Presbyterian Camp will soon be a safer, more ecologically sound property thanks to the help of Texas A&M Forest Service. The agency will complete a habitat improvement and wildland fire fuels reduction project at the end of May. The non-profit camp, like man

Fuels reduction project underway for Fair Park

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 07:58

  May 13, 2016 — CHILDRESS, Texas — A task force with Texas A&M Forest Service began a hazardous fuels reduction training project which should prove to benefit the citizens of Childress. On May 3, the crew began cleaning up the area surrounding an overgrown section of Fair Park. Work includes thinning smal

Sustainable forest management project

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 07:50
Project Status: PIP. Country: Honduras. Project Number: HO-L1179. Approval date: NA

All bark and no bite

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 07:07

Why the trade of Prunus africana is unsustainable, and how to change it.

25 FRIM staff undergo First Aid Course

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 02:16
20 May 2016 (Friday) – A total of 25 Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) staff have undergone a first aid response course conducted by the Civil Defense Department (JPAM) recently. The course, organised by the FRIM Training Branch at Rumah Arboreta in FRIM Kepong from 17 to 19 May 2016, was carried out by four […]

New life seen in everything after heavy rain: Country diary 100 years ago

GFIS - So, 22/05/2016 - 23:30

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 27 May 1916

In one of our valleys, where a narrow river eats its way through rich, deep soil and yet runs over a gravel bed, the heavy rain this morning sent down small cascades from the extended boughs of trees that are all in full leaf: elms, chestnuts, lime, sycamore, and, in the middle of the meadows, beeches and oaks. The big tassels of the sycamores, green and gold, held the water almost like a sponge. Along the banks the nettles, thickly together in a bush, fell over as wheat does in a thunderstorm, carrying with them thistles and tall docks. The lane was littered with bloom of all kinds that a few days ago was beautiful.

Then came a break in the clouds, the sun with it, and as if by some marvellous inner process a new life was to be seen in everything. The nettles stood breast-high; the tall grasses, nearly ripe and very sweet in scent, waved lightly in the west wind; lady’s-smock, orchid, snake’s-head, foxgloves about the hedgerows seemed to open or grow before your eyes.

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Libby logger: Tom Horelick still makes a living in the woods of Montana

GFIS - So, 22/05/2016 - 19:57

On six privately owned acres just outside this town in the corner of northwest Montana, Tom Horelick fires up his chainsaw and slices branches off a downed Douglas Fir that’s just been skidded into an opening.

Forest Tree Seed Production

Forestry popular - Sa, 21/05/2016 - 13:24
The production of tree seed is dependent on a tree species' inherited characteristics of fruitfulness and environmental adaptability.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Is There a World's Smallest Tree Species?

Forestry popular - Sa, 21/05/2016 - 13:24
World's Smallest Tree. Forestry.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Weyerhaeuser Company declares dividend on common shares

Forest Products IIII - Fr, 20/05/2016 - 22:55
[PR Newswire] - FEDERAL WAY, Wash., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.31 per share on the Common Stock of the company, ...

The rugged prairie bur oak tree is also a...

Forestry popular - Fr, 20/05/2016 - 13:34
Bur Oak has great respect for being tough and forgiving when planted in areas with marginal conditions. It was designated Urban Tree of the Year.
Kategorien: Forestry US

From den tree to rookery, a tree snag supports...

Forestry What's hot now - Fr, 20/05/2016 - 13:08
A dead tree, sometimes called a snag, can be overlooked as a valuable part forest ecology. Tree snags are very important biologically for a naturally developing forest ecosystem.
Kategorien: Forestry US


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