In 2006 the United Nations’ General Assembly announced 2011 to be the International Year of Forests. The official launch of the Year is this week, February 2-3, at United Nations headquarters in New York City. The launch event will include panel discussions, media activities, film screenings and an issuance of…Continue
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"Old dogs may have a hard time learning new tricks -- but it doesn't seem to be a problem for a group of endangered trees from Canada, some of which are around 1,500 years old. In 2009, so many of Alberta's mountainous five-needle pines were killed by beetles and fungi that they became listed as…Continue
Added by Don Richardson on January 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
The benefits of mulch to trees in the urban environment are numerous, as pointed out in a paper written by Linda Chalker-Scott of Washington State that summarizes the scientific studies of mulch over the last 50 years. The benefits range from disease suppression, to nutrient supplementation and water conservation. Mulching newly planted trees has been shown to have a significant…Continue
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Florida and Louisiana begin the state-by-state recognition of trees leading up to National Arbor Day on April 29. This Friday, January 21 is the state Arbor Day for both of these Gulf Coast states, so The Grove would like to take a moment to recognize Florida’s state tree, the Sabal Palm, and Louisiana’s state tree, the Bald Cypress.
Florida - The Sabal Palm…Continue
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"California’s majestic oak trees have been felled by the hundreds of thousands by a disease first reported in 1995 and dubbed 'sudden oak death'” To get a broader perspective on the disease, UC Berkeley scientists have developed a Smartphone app for hikers and other nature lovers to report trees they find that have succumbed to sudden oak death.
While out in a park or forest, iPhone users can…Continue
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New Year’s Day is a time for new ways and new habits – a time for change and improvement in life and in the world around you. Each year people reflect on their health, careers, relationships, or education and resolve to make some changes for the better. The Grove challenges you to consider each of your…Continue
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