Tree Handling Articles

  • Netting Alternatives for Cherry Trees & Wine Grapes

    Scare away unwanted birds Give birds something else to eat Implement liquid bird repellent Your cherry trees and wine grapes are more than just tasty for you and your family, they’re also delicious snacks for hungry birds. Don’t waste your time and money with ineffective nets to protect your fruit. Instead, try ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • 12 sustainable days of Christmas

    At PE INTERNATIONAL we pride ourselves on our in-depth, scientifically accurate and peer-reviewed assessments and sustainability is in our DNA. So it only seemed natural to tap into our employees’ collective wisdom for tips on how to have a more sustainable holiday season. Here are our 12 Sustainable Days of Christmas, Enjoy! 1. You really know the holiday season has started when you ...


    By thinkstep

  • 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

  • Determination of the effect of economic uncertainties on mining project evaluation using Real Option Valuation

    Value of a mine project is typically influenced by several kinds of uncertainties. Therefore, it is necessary that the mining uncertainties be recognised at the initial stage and then the evaluation process be carried out. Obviously, the economic uncertainties are the most important parameters, which can affect the evaluation process. Selecting the most reliable method for evaluating a mining ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The role of human development on deforestation in Africa: a modelling–based approach

    The rate of deforestation in Africa is of paramount concern not only to the future of Africa, but also to the world. This study uses country–level data to model changes in forest area over an 18 year period (1990–2007) in 35 African countries and investigates the role played by important development indicators of human development. The results reveal that the net loss of forests was 0.19% every ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Planting trees and managing soils to sequester carbon

    As of 2007, the shrinking forests in the tropical regions were releasing 2.2 billion tons of carbon per year. Meanwhile, expanding forests in the temperate regions were absorbing 0.7 billion tons of carbon annually. On balance, a net of some 1.5 billion tons of carbon were being released into the atmosphere each year, contributing to global warming. The tropical deforestation in Asia is driven ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Public perceptions of hybrid poplar plantations: trees as an alternative crop

    This paper describes the differences between expert and public perceptions of plantation forestry and calls for greater public participation in the development and establishment of plantations. The debate over the social acceptability of varying land-uses is essentially a debate over how land is valued and the effects of land-use change on local peoples. This study reports the findings from 31 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forest biotechnology: an extension of tree improvement

    Forest genetics as a science has existed since the 1940s. With the depiction of the structure of DNA in 1953 by Watson and Crick, some forest geneticists were inspired to apply this knowledge to trees. Since that time the science of molecular biology has evolved considerably. This paper summarises the applications of biotechnology to trees, the traits and trials for genetically engineered trees, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of air pollution phytotoxicity downwind of a phosphate fertilizer factory in India

    The effects of air pollution on plants downwind of a fertilizer factory at Udaipur, India, were studied using three woody perennials. Seedlings of these species including a shrub (Carissa carandas L.), a leguminous avenue tree (Cassia fistula L.) and a fruit tree (Psidium guajava L.) were grown in earthen pots at different study sites receiving varying levels of air pollution input. Changes in ...


    By Springer

  • Urban Tree & Planter Backfill Custom Blends for Stability, Porosity, and Water Holding

    Urban trees have a very difficult environment in which to try to thrive and grow to maturity. In addition to heavier concentrations of vehicle exhaust, higher ambiant air temperatures, reflected heat from building glass, and sometimes higher wind velocities from nearby skyscrapers, the most aggrevating conditions usually relate to the root zone growing medium, especially the common lack of ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

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