Tree Felling Articles

  • Majestic Trees

    Majestic Trees is a multi award winning wholesaler of semi-mature containerized trees and has been using Passfield since 2004. Passfield handles their entire transaction process, from purchasing to selling, including automated back-to-back ordering and customised pricing. “This means we’re able to work as a team and communicate with each other clearly throughout the process” ...


    By Passfield Data Systems Ltd

  • Learn to Diagnose Problems in Your Trees, Including New Beech Disease

    A mystery illness is hitting northeast Ohio’s American beech trees. Called beech leaf disease, it’s causing striped and curled leaves, weak buds, and sometimes the death of saplings. It seems to be spreading fast, too. “And we really don’t know what’s causing it,” said Kathy Smith, forestry ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Earth Day 2016

    April 22nd is Earth Day. It will be the 46th event of its kind, bringing together people from all over the world to participate in the movement and “inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion and motivate people to action”. ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • In 2016, rain forest conservation needs to focus on these two things

    Giving logged areas a chance to recover and limiting the expansion of roads are vital to ensuring the health of these important ecosystems. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • A comparative evaluation of shear stress modeling based on machine learning methods in small streams

    Predicting shear stress distribution has proved to be a critical problem to solve. Hence, the basic objective of this paper is to develop a prediction of shear stress distribution by machine learning algorithms including artificial neural networks, classification and regression tree, generalized linear models. The data set, which is large and feature-rich, is utilized to improve machine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What role should humans play in returning forests to their natural state?

    While forests still cover nearly 30 percent of the Earth’s surface, clear cutting presents a particular threat to many ecosystems. The video above explores the role humans can play in returning forests to their natural state, but also forces viewers to ponder what constitutes a “natural forest ecosystem” anyway. Filmed along the west coast of Vancouver Island in British ...


    By Ensia

  • One Zambian man’s inspiring journey from charcoal burner to forest champion

    We often hear about big global environmental issues such as deforestation, poaching or overfishing and forget that there are individuals at the heart of these activities. Have you ever stopped to wonder, what motivates someone to cut down trees in the first place? How often do they contemplate the impact they’re having on the environment? And what experience or insights lead to ...


    By Ensia

  • Environmental fate of emamectin benzoate after tree micro injection of horse chestnut trees

    Emamectin benzoate, an insecticide derived from the avermectin family of natural products, has a unique translocation behavior in trees when applied by tree micro injection (TMI), which can result in protection from insect pests (foliar and borers) for several years. Active ingredient imported into leaves was measured at the end of season in the fallen leaves of treated horse chestnut ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Experts question slowing Amazon deforestation trend

    Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest fell by 18 per cent this year, according to official government figures, but some experts are surprised by the news and fear the true trend remains upward. The estimated area of forest cleared in the 12 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Is Tree Plantation Sustainable?

    According to, say oxford dictionary, Sustainability is that capacity or ability of something that enables it to maintain itself. It includes taking some initiative today that might have long-term benefit. If something you are doing is said to be “sustainable”, it should have the ability to continue forever. So is tree plantation sustainable? Living sustainability refers to us, the ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?

    As climate changes, forest ecosystems will need to shift to more suitable sites. Should humans lend a helping hand? During the last two springs, contract planters for The Nature Conservancy have spread out through the pine, spruce and aspen forest of northeastern Minnesota. Wielding steel hoedads, they have planted almost 110,000 tree seedlings on public ...


    By Ensia

  • Why Our Buildings Should Be Made From Wood

    If done correctly, using wood for buildings would have a number of environmental benefits without loss of biodiversity or carbon storage capacity. Although it may seem counterintuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tons of these modern materials every year. They have many ...


    By Ensia

  • Climate Pact May Depend on Side Deals by Poor Nations

    The interests of rich countries can seem to dominate climate change negotiations, but a study that models such talks as a ‘bargaining game’ shows that side deals among poorer nations could boost chances of an international agreement. Cooperation among ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Farmers banded together to tackle early price and income problems

    Few weeks ago in this column we looked at the earliest agricultural policies that were put in place by the European settlers and their descendants in what is now the United States. For the most part, though not exclusively, the policies can best be described as developmental policies because they 1) increase the supply of inputs, 2) decrease the cost of inputs, or 3) improve the quality of ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • New high-resolution forest maps reveal world Loses 50 Soccer Fields of Trees Per Minute

    A new publication in Science reveals the world is losing 50 soccer fields’ worth of forest every minute of every day! While this information is distressing, the publication of this new research is a decidedly positive development in the availability of data to support better forest management and policy. The ...

  • Lumber liquidators raid shows companies need to heed U.S. Lacey Act

    U.S. federal authorities recently executed search warrants at two Virginia facilities belonging to Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc., the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in the United States. Lumber Liquidators said in a press release last month that the raids were related “to the importation of certain ...

  • Basket weavers case study

    The fragile ecosystem of the area is surrounded by poor farming communities whose lifestyles often impact negatively on the ecosystem, especially due to harvesting of trees for firewood. One of the major challenges facing the district is the persistent and increasing incidence of poverty.32% of adults in this district live below food poverty level, and 26% below absolute poverty. In addition to ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Mangrove coasts: a muddy story (Part 3)

    In my first blog, I introduced the term “ecosystem services”, which has become a popular way to refer to the value of ecosystems. This is an important concept as it provides a counter-argument to the often narrow-minded and short-eyed approach of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Public agencies refine grinding strategies

    From coast to coast, municipal agencies operate yard trimmings composting facilities. In many cases, they are on the front line when storms hit that leave downed trees and branches in their wake, opening their gates to a flow of feedstocks of all shapes and sizes. On the other end of the processing chain, these facilities are refining their capabilities to transform the incoming wood, storm ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Burn ban spawns a composting facility

    Situated on the leeward side of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County has a relatively small population of 39,000 and a correspondingly small amount of green waste collected on an annual basis. When faced with a decision to make about its green waste, the county’s Solid Waste Department bucked tradition by replacing a contract grinding service with the purchase of an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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