Tree Health Articles

  • Perfect Guide You Need For Growing Best Kratom Trees

    Kratom is a name for the result of the tree Mitragyna speciosa, which is locally available in Southeast Asia. It is mostly found in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo. It's herbal name is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom is in an indistinguishable family from the Rubiaceae. The leaves of Kratom have been utilized as an herbal medication from ancient time by native people of Southeast Asia. ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • 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

  • Landscape trees benefit from potassium-based superabsorbent polymer-amended backfill soil

    Weiner (1975) put it aptly when he stated that “However rewarding the act of tree planting may be, watching a young tree slowly die can be spiritually defeating.” Landscape plants, noted Richard Harris (1983) in his well-known “Arboriculture” book, “probably suffer more from moisture-related problems than from any other cause.” The success of tree planting ...

  • Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

    As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment. It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, ...


    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.

  • 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

  • The impact of beetle-induced conifer death on stand-scale canopy snow interception

    Bark beetles have killed more than 100,000 km2 of pine forest in western North America, causing trees to lose the majority of their canopy material and potentially leading to enhanced subcanopy snow accumulation. Over a 45-day period, we tested this hypothesis by measuring daily snow accumulation in three living and two dead lodgepole pine stands and in three adjacent clearings. The largest ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vermeer SC602 stump cutter makes short work of big projects

    The Vermeer SC602 stump cutter is designed to provide tree-care contractors with power and innovative features to make short work of major stump removal projects. The SC602 stump cutter features a Caterpillar C2.2T Tier 4i (stage IIIB) diesel engine that produces 60 hp (44.7 kW) and 142 ft-lb (192.5 Nm) of torque to power through the toughest stump-cutting jobs. A 12-gallon (45.4 L) capacity fuel ...


    By Vermeer

  • Tendering and decision–making: a case on pharmaceutical products

    In order to contain expenditures for pharmaceuticals, the latest healthcare reforms have focused on decentralising German pharmaceutical market. Health insurance funds are now able to tender the products and subsequently conclude rebate contracts with one or more companies. Considering the enormous bargaining power of health insurance funds, pharmaceutical manufacturers, in particular companies ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effective framework for prediction of disease outcome using medical datasets: clustering and classification

    The method of processing two algorithms within a single workflow, and hence the combined method, is called as hybrid computing. We propose a data mining framework comprising of two stages, namely clustering and classification. The first stage employs k-means algorithm on data and generates two clusters, namely cluster-0 and cluster-1. Instances in cluster-0 do not have disease symptoms and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Northern California company clears steep grove.

    Uses a compact brush chipper, crane to raze area Constructing an addition to a major hospital is not so unusual, but having to clear a grove of eucalyptus trees on an extremely steep hillside before doing so was a major challenge for Rich Kingsborough and his crew at Atlas Tree Service in Santa Rosa, Calif. Atlas Tree has been providing brush and tree-clearing work in the ...


    By Vermeer

  • Biological diversity of peatlands in Canada

    Abstract.  Knowledge about the biodiversity of Canada’s vast peatlands is poor largely because peatlands have not been routinely differentiated from other types of habitats. Plants are better known than the animals. Systematic surveys of peatland plants began in the late 1800s, but did not begin in earnest until the 1950s. With the exception of a few marshes, peatlands are classified into ...


    By Springer

  • The role of urban forest in the protection of human environmental health in geographically-prone unpredictable hostile weather conditions

    INTRODUCTION The structure of urban forest Few people know how many or what kind of trees are found in urban areas, or the effect these trees have on a city’s environment and the health and well being of its inhabitants. In order to understand the urban forest structure and its function in environmental improvement 5 major landscape elements, i.e., building and hard pavement surface, water, ...

  • Forests health condition is improving

    The trees health condition in Norwegian forests have improved for most of the country. The tendency from previous years are continuing. The exception is the territory Østlandet (south-east of Norway) where there have been a decline for spruce. The national Monitoring Programme for Forest Damages are performed by Skogforsk, NIJOS and ...

  • Relative Importance of Environmental Stress and Herbivory in Reducing Litter Fall in a Semiarid Woodland

    We examined the impact of soil stress (low water and nutrient availabilities) and two keystone insect herbivores on pinyon pine (Pinus edulis) needle litterfall. We compared trees growing on two distinct soil types: volcanic cinders, which exhibit pronounced water and nutrient limitation, and sandy-loam soils, which have higher water-storage capacity and nutrient availability. Using two long-term ...


    By Springer

  • Post-storm surveys reveal large-scale spatial patterns and influences of site factors, forest structure and diversity in endemic bark-beetle populations

    The storm that struck France on december 26th and 28th 1999 felled 140 million m3 of timber and had a high economic, social and landscape impact. This event offered the opportunity to study large-scale patterns in populations of forest insect pests that would benefit from the abundant breeding material. A large-scale survey was carried out in France in 2000 to sample the most frequently observed ...


    By Springer

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