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  • The Police to help plant trees in NYC

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland of The Police to announce that the band's final concert will be in New York City and their commitment to MillionTreesNYC, the City's initiative to plant one million trees by the year 2017. MillionTreesNYC is a component of PlaNYC, the Mayor's plan to make the City more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint 30 percent ...

  • Mahua trees and Pongamia trees In India

    we have small farm of 3 acres. i have planted mahua trees and Pongamia trees after i got failure in Jatropha.India , the growing jatropha isa total failure. Jatropha will take more water and it has got toxic effects on the fruits and oil cake is with Phorbol esters which is highly toxic. so we have dropped Jatropha instead we have adopted Mahua and pongamia trees which are so native to India. D1 ...

  • WWF rewards Pakistan for tree planting world record

    Pakistan set the Guinness World Record for tree planting, beating India in a healthy and productive international competition contributing to preserving fragile and endangered forests. With 541,176 young mangroves trees planted by 300 volunteers from the local fishermen communities just in one day, the country broke the previous 447,874 record held by historical rival India. In response to the ...


    By WWF International

  • 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

  • Tree planting robot helps faster reforestation

    One keeps wondering what went through designer Anna-Karin Bergkvist mind when she planned the tree planting robot. Was she alarmed by people"s lack of interest in tree planting or was it just an attempt to make already existing planting machinery efficient and flexible. Whatever may be her real objective the end result, a tree planting robot seems fundamentally useful. The four legged ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Toyota Holds 9th Tree-planting Event in China

    Hebei, China, July 26, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces it held a tree-planting event today in Fengning Man Autonomous County, Hebei Province*, China. The event was held in cooperation with the China-Japan Scientific Technology & Economic Exchange Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Hebei Province Forestry Bureau and the Green Earth Center ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Promoting small-scale planting of trees in dryland areas

    This policy brief, published by the research network NCCR North-South, argues for policies that promote planting trees in drylands on a small scale, because large-scale projects can negatively affect local ecosystems. International aid agencies and governments have been promoting large-scale planting for more than a century. But the practice is becoming increasingly controversial. Advocates say ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UN tree-planting campaign reaches 4bn mark

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced this week that its campaign to plant 7 billion trees worldwide – in a bid to pressure nations to “seal the deal” on an ambitious new climate change pact this December – has passed the halfway mark. More than 4 billion saplings have been planted as part of UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign, which has mobilized thousands of people in 166 ...


    By United Nations

  • Trees are our friends - right?

    Scientists working at the University of Calgary have found that methane emissions by plants could possibly be a bigger issue than once thought. It could be playing a bigger role in global warming than many scientists consider. According to the study when crops are exposed to various environmental factors which are part and parcel of climate change such as increased temperature, ultraviolet-B ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Using the trees to save the forest

    The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canada's leading private land conservation organization, announces the largest forest carbon project to date in North America. Developed through a rigorous procedure involving numerous advisors, and meeting international standards, this sale of carbon credits is raising the bar for conservation in Canada and contributes in excess of $4 million for NCC's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Plastic That Grows on Trees

    RICHLAND, Washington (ENS) – Replacing crude oil as the source for plastic, fuels and other industrial and household chemicals with inexpensive, nonpolluting renewable plant material has been a goal for decades of scientists. Scientists have discovered the most effective method yet to convert glucose, found in plants worldwide and nature's most abundant sugar, to HFM, a ...

  • CSX, city year and Worcester tree initiative volunteers to plant 100 trees in park decimated by Beetles

    Volunteers from CSX (NYSE: CSX), City Year and the Worcester Tree Initiative will plant 100 trees from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 11 at Dodge Park on Randolph Road, a site hit ...

  • Let`s plant One Billion more trees in 2008! - UNEP

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a major worldwide tree planting campaign. Under the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, people, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide each ...

  • 100,000 Trees and Counting: Dominion Branches Out With Project Plant It!

    Dominion Resources and its award-winning environmental education program, Project Plant It!, will celebrate a milestone in April with the ceremonial planting of the 100,000th tree distributed to students since the program was launched in 2007. According to the Virginia Department of Forestry, the equivalent of more than 250 acres of new forest land will be created if all 100,000-plus tree ...


    By Dominion

  • Choice of tree species and site can increase plant diversity in plantation forest

    Careful choice of tree species and sites could transform plantations into refuges for woodland plant diversity, new research from Ireland suggests. Plantations of native species on or near historic woodland and those with adequate light levels below the tree canopy were found to support more plant species. Europe’s forests cover 45% of the land area, and provide important habitat ...

  • 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 ...

  • FirstCarbon Solutions pushes sustainable resource use, joins tree-planting

    ADEC Group member FirstCarbon Solutions, a global industry leader providing managed energy and sustainability services, demonstrated its continuing commitment to the sustainable use of resources and improving environmental performance by taking part in an urban tree-planting initiative led by the Rotary Club of Mandaluyong East (RCME). The company—which helps its clients profitably improve ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • US EPA joins UC Riverside students in tree planting ceremony

    On Thursday, April 21, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will join the University of California, Riverside in a tree planting celebrating EPA’s year-old internship program that reaches out to diverse and underserved communities with internships, joint projects, and scientific research opportunities for students and faculty. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld and UC Riverside ...

  • IKEA, along with american forests, continues the success of its `plant a tree program`; together they have planted 1.9 million trees across America

    Why? Because planting trees will help to clean the air and cool the globe. Since 1998, IKEA US, in partnership with American Forests, has been dedicated to improving the lives of many people through its national in-store 'Plant A Tree' program, a campaign that asks customers to donate $1 to plant one tree. These contributions, together with money donated by IKEA, have resulted in the raising of ...

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