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  • India joins UNEP`s Billion Tree Campaign

    The Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Mr. Vijay Sharma, announced today that India has joined the United Nations Environment Programme's Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign (BTC) by planting two billion trees since 2007, bringing the international campaign's total to date to over 10 billion planted trees worldwide. India is one of Asia's fastest growing economies and ...

  • Dense planting no obstacle to growth – if the trees are cloned

    It isn’t competition for nutrients that make densely planted trees give a worse yield per hectare. The problem is actually genetics. So said World Bioenergy Award winner Professor Laércio Couta at the World Bioenergy conference in Jönköping, Sweden. Laércio Couta won the World Bioenergy Award for his work on eucalyptus cultivation in Brazil. At the conference ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Vermeer enters whole-tree chipper market

    PELLA, Iowa — Vermeer Corporation has introduced the WC2300 whole-tree chipper designed specifically to produce chips for the growing biomass industry. The WC2300 features many proven technologies developed by Vermeer. “We spent considerable time working with end users to identify what features they thought were missing on current machines in the marketplace and incorporated those ...


    By Vermeer

  • Climate shift `killing US trees`, according to new study

    Tree death rates have more than doubled over the last few decades in old-growth forests of the western United States, and the most probable cause of the worrisome trend is regional warming, according to a U.S. Geological Survey-led (USGS) study published in Science on January 23. The study found that the increase in dying trees has been pervasive. Tree death rates have increased across a wide ...

  • Careful urban tree planting and pruning needed to reduce trapping of air pollution

    Careful planting and pruning is needed to ensure that air pollution in tree-lined streets is minimised, new research suggests. While planting trees in urban areas can have many benefits, such as enhancing biodiversity, trees can trap particulate matter pollution, say the study’s authors. Particulate matter (PM) air pollution is a component of vehicle exhaust emissions and PM2.5 (particles ...

  • Morbark adds 25/36 whole tree chipper to line-up

    Morbark, Inc. has added the compact 25/36 Whole Tree Chipper to its line-up of heavy-duty whole tree chippers. The Morbark 25/36 uses the proven design and technologies of its big brothers, the Morbark 30/36 and 40/36 models, but with amore compact profile. Aimed at the in-woods chipping market, the Morbark 25/36 Whole Tree Chipper is an ideal unit for those processing moderate volumes. Equipped ...


  • European trees planted in China to identify potentially invasive species in our forests

    Most of the exotic species which attack plants in Europe now come from Asia. INRA scientists, together with teams from the Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the Forestry University in Zhejiang have devised a new method for detecting potential invaders in their region of origin before they are introduced on another continent. European sentinel trees were planted in China for four years, and ...

  • LG display and client firms to take part in UNEP plant for the planet: billion tree Campaign

    The LG Display Company, a leading firm of electronic monitors and headquarted in Korea, today announced that it will participate with client firms in the United Nations Environment Programme"s (UNEP) Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign. As part of this initiative, LG Display signed an agreement with UNEP to participate in the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign in Busan. UN ...

  • FAO place the spotlight on forest monitoring

    With global concern growing over deforestation, loss of carbon stored in forests and the role of forests in climate change, the spotlight has been turned on forest monitoring in a bid to safeguard forests and monitor emissions from deforestation. Earlier this year, countries and FAO reconfirmed their commitment to jointly prepare the next Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), a comprehensive ...

  • The importance of measuring and monitoring soil moisture

    Crop irrigation uses more than 70% of the world’s water, and thus, improving irrigation efficiency is decisive to sustain the food demand from a fast-growing world population.* In future measuring and monitoring soil moisture will get more and more important to meet the needs of an increasing demand for food. Eijkelkamp offers solutions with a wide range of ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • FAO sets standards to improve national forest monitoring systems

    FAO has launched free software tools that it hopes will improve the way many developing nations monitor the state of their forests to tackle deforestation and climate change. The tools are designed to assist countries through the entire lifecycle of a forest inventory - from assessment, design and field ...

  • Semios Special Offer Provides Soil Moisture Monitoring Solution Free to Precision Farming Customers for Two Years.

    Semios, the provider of real-time agricultural information for precision farming, offers two years of free soil moisture monitoring for their customers to optimize irrigation efficiencies, improving crop quality and yield. CEO Michael Gilbert said, “Water shortages have been tough for farmers. By fine-tuning irrigation to where and when it is most needed, farmers can protect their crops ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • UF/IFAS researchers use steam to treat citrus greening

    University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida. Reza Ehsani and his UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences colleagues are tenting and then enveloping trees in steam that is 136 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 seconds in an attempt to kill the ...

  • Carbon credits for forestry management

    A recent study has investigated two carbon credit payment schemes which the authors say could provide incentives for forest managers to increase forest land and lengthen rotation time between harvests. There are a number of reasons for ensuring the upkeep of forests, including promoting biodiversity and providing social and cultural benefits, such as recreational opportunities. The ...

  • New tool to improve assessment of forest biomass and carbon stocks

    A new online platform launched by FAO will allow countries to improve the assessment of forest volumes, biomass and carbon stocks. This data is crucial for climate change research and mitigation activities, such as increasing the carbon stock in forests through reforestation, and bioenergy development. The new GlobAllomeTree, jointly developed by FAO, the ...

  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning to measure forest parameters

    In November landConsult completed the second service contract with a national forest adminisitration in eastern Germany. Using a FARO Focus 3D Scanner and a Stonex GNSS more than 5 heactares with thousands of broadleaf trees and conifers have been  scanned. All scanned forests are part of a permanent monitoring system to research tree quality and ecological parameters. The 3D modells are ...

  • Amazon rainforest is storing less and less carbon

    A team of 90 researchers has discovered that the uptake of carbon in the Amazon rainforest is decreasing over the long term. This is due to a recent decline in the growth rate of trees, while tree mortality has increased. As a result, carbon is stored in the rainforest for a shorter period. A possible cause of the shorter lifespan of trees could be greater variation in climate. This was one of ...

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Getting to the bottom of Africa`s carbon figures

    In the Republic of the Congo, and most of Central Africa, the carbon cycle has until now remained an under-researched topic. It is not at all clear how much CO2 or other greenhouse gases the area releases into the atmosphere, or how much is absorbed. With the EU research project CarboAfrica, European and African teams have come together to deepen their understanding of the current state of the ...

  • UN agrees to advise Russia on ‘greening’ 2014 Sochi Olympics

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has signed an agreement with the organizers of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia to make the Games environmentally friendly. In addition to advising on “greening” the Olympics, UNEP will also organize education programmes and a series of conferences to allow international experts to monitor and analyze key environmental indicators before and after ...


    By United Nations

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