Palm Trees Articles

  • Can Latin America do palm oil right?

    As western hemisphere oil palm plantations boom, environmentalists eye ways to avoid repeating the devastation in Southeast Asia. What do soap, Ben & Jerry’s and Kit Kat bars have in common? They all contain palm oil — produced by the oil palm tree. Native to West Africa, oil palm has ...


    By Ensia

  • Watermills in the historic irrigation system ‘Palmeral de Elche’, Spain: an example of early hydropower exploitation

    With more than 180,000 date palms, the Palmeral de Elche is the largest palm grove in Europe. In 2000, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared a part of it a World Heritage Site. Actually, the Palmeral is a historic irrigation system with rows of palm trees flanking rectangular fields and serving as a windbreak and shade for the cultivation of wheat, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The wealth of forests

    The day I first set foot in a tropical rainforest, in Malaysia in the early 1980s, I experienced something profound. From the echoes of gibbons calling from the canopy in the early morning mist to the iridescent flash of a bird in a beam of sunlight, rainforests are a sensory delight as well as a marvel to anyone’s scientific curiosity. As I subsequently watched ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Westpark, Irvine, California - Case study

    Project Name: Westpark Product: Grasspave2 porous fire lane Application: Fire Lane Access City: Irvine State/Province: California Install Dates: 1987, 1988, 1994, and 1996 Install Size: 105 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Date palm micropropagation in Saudi Arabia: policies and technology transfer

    Saudi Arabia harbours one of the most important genetic centres of origin of date palm. Over the centuries this tree has been crucial for the survival of nomadic tribes in Saudi Arabia. Today, the fruits of this "tree-of-life" are highly valued as a local delicacy. Small plantlets purchased to replace non-productive palms and plantations infested with the red weevil, fetch high prices. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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