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

  • USDA announces biobased products report and changes to biobased programs

    On June 17, 2015, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the release of a report to congress that builds on the Why Biobased? report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2014. The new report, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Case-study - Generating climate relevant information for multiple impacted sectors

    A lack of useful regional climate and climate impact information could threaten the sustainability and competitiveness of a number of key sectors. Thus, Climate Impact Expert System (CIES) develops an online web portal to make that information readily available. In-depth climate and climate impact consulting services based on the data and the underlying climate impact research are to be provided. ...


    By Climate-KIC

  • Farmers' (local and colonists) perceptions of environmental changes in the forest frontier of the upper Amazon, Peru

    Amazon ecosystem degradation profoundly impacts life supporting processes of global importance such as climate regulation, as well as local conditions for livelihoods. In Peru's highland jungle, an expanding deforestation front of forest conversion to agriculture has vastly transformed the landscape. Small–scale farming, the main driver of forest degradation, and consequently household natural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • National IWRM planning

    Policies and decisions regarding water resources management are determined at the national level but concern several geographical and political aspects which need to be considered in the planning process. Depending on basin boundaries and scales, nations are often part of international basins, and management then requires ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood risk for farmer and dyke relocation

    The Biosphere Reserve Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley (Biosphärenreservat Niedersächsische Elbtalaue), which was created on the basis of an unanimous decision by the Lower Saxonian State Parliament in 2002, represents Lower Saxony’s contribution to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ‘Flusslandschaft Elbe’ (Elbe River Landscape). It stretches for about 100 kilometres south-east of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Involving stakeholders in developing sustainability indicators for farming systems: a Philippine case study

    Small-scale farmers in the Philippines have an average landholding of 2 ha and often no secure land tenure. Many cultivate unsuitable upland areas, leading to erosion and sometimes dramatic landslides. To evaluate sustainability of different farming systems with the involvement of local stakeholders, sustainability indicators were used in this study to compare three different farming systems on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Price discovery and distribution of water rights linking upstream tree plantations to downstream water markets: experimental results

    This paper reports controlled experiments on markets linking downstream water entitlement holders with upstream landholders wishing to establish large tree plantations. The present study tackles the question of whether it matters who owns the initial water rights. Coase's (1960) theorem suggests initial endowments will not affect final equilibrium outcomes, in terms of water prices and water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Feasibility and barriers to entry for small-scale CDM forest carbon projects: a case study from the northeastern peruvian amazon

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol purports to support sustainable development in host developing countries whilst simultaneously achieving climate change mitigation. This paper uses a case study in Peru to analyze how existing legal and policy structures of the CDM influence its ability to meet these dual aims. It focuses on the CDM’s small-scale modalities, which have ...

  • 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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