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The Guardian -2 days ago

Country diary: grafting to make new cider-apple trees

Marshwood Vale, Dorset: These saplings will help improve the landscape near the line of pylons that stalk the areaWe are in a barn, harnessing the strength of spring to make new apple trees. Smooth, supple twigs – scions – lie before us in labelled bundles. Hairy bunches of rootstock wait in a barrow, shrouded in plastic to stop them drying out.It’s perilous preparing scions for grafting. Yo...

Mongabay -2 days ago

New ancient, giant carnivore described from bones in museum drawer

For a long time, some of the fossil remains that had been excavated from a site in western Kenya in the late 1970s languished in a drawer at Nairobi National Museum, unidentified. Now, by examining and piecing together the teeth, parts of a jaw, skull and skeleton, researchers have described a new species of a […]...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 18, 2019

Tropical forests The American Museum of Natural History has withdrawn its hosting of an event by a lobby group honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has moved to marginalize native peoples and develop the Amazon, as its “person of the year” (BBC). The news that Bolsonaro would be honored at the event in New York […]...

Mongabay -2 days ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 19, 2019

Tropical forests The American Museum of Natural History has withdrawn its hosting of an event by a lobby group honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has moved to marginalize native peoples and develop the Amazon, as its “person of the year” (BBC). The news that Bolsonaro would be honored at the event in New York […]...

NEW VIDEOS

UNECE-FAO -4 days ago

Day of Cities - Press Conference with Mayors

Press conference on “Cities as Drivers of Sustainable Development” on the occasion of UNECE’s Day of Cities, 8 April 2019. Participants: Ms. Olga Algayerova - UNECE Executive Secretary; Mr. Sami Kanaan - Mayor of Geneva, Switzerland; Ms. Susan Aitken - Leader of Glasgow City Council, UK; Mr. Erion Veliaj - Mayor of Tirana, Albania; Ms. Maia Bitadze - Deputy Mayor of Tbilisi, Georgia; Mr....

USFS -5 days ago

Volunteers & Service

Film captured on multiple forests and in the Washington Office about the work that occurs with volunteers and service partnerships and participants including 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC), Public Lands Corps (PLC), Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), and Resource Assistants Program (RAP) and other groups....

Two Sides -5 days ago

Razões para Amar Papel nº22

79% das pessoas se sentem mais relaxadas ao ler materiais impressos. Há ótimas razões para amar papel... Descubra agora em www.twosides.org.br...

Two Sides -5 days ago

Razões para Amar Papel nº12

85% dos consumidores acreditam que não devem pagar taxas adicionais para receber faturas e documentos impressos. Há ótimas razões para amar papel... Descubra agora em www.twosides.org.br...

NEW PUBLICATIONS

Hindawi Publishing Corporation -17 hours ago

Height-Diameter Allometry for Tree Species in Tanzania Mainland

Total tree height (H) and diameter at beast height (D) are important independent variables in predicting volume, biomass, and other forest stand attributes. However, unlike D measurement, which is easy to measure with high accuracy, H measurement is laborious. This study, therefore, developed H-D relationships for ten different forest types in Tanzania Mainland. Extents in which climate and forest...

Elsevier -17 hours ago

Quantifying wind damage associated with variable retention harvesting in coastal British Columbia

Publication date: 1 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 443Author(s): W.J. Beese, T.P. Rollerson, C.M. PetersAbstractConservation of biological diversity is a key criterion in all sustainable forest management certification schemes. A common strategy for maintaining stand-level diversity after forest harvesting on the coast of British Columbia is variable retention. This approac...

Elsevier -17 hours ago

Biological control of Gonipterus: Uncovering the associations between eucalypts, weevils and parasitoids in their native range

Publication date: 1 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 443Author(s): André Garcia, Geoff R. Allen, Rolf G. Oberprieler, Ana Paula Ramos, Carlos Valente, Ana Reis, José Carlos Franco, Manuela BrancoAbstractThe study was initiated by the relative failure of the parasitoid Anaphes nitens in controlling the eucalypt weevil Gonipterus platensis on the Iberian Peninsula. Our aim wa...

Elsevier -2 days ago

Forest fragmentation and tree species composition jointly shape breeding performance of two avian insectivores

Publication date: 1 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 443Author(s): Daan Dekeukeleire, Lionel R. Hertzog, Pieter Vantieghem, Irene M. van Schrojenstein Lantman, Bram K. Sercu, Roschong Boonyarittichaikij, An Martel, Kris Verheyen, Dries Bonte, Diederik Strubbe, Luc LensAbstractHabitat fragmentation and forestry practices affect forest structure and composition, and hence, thei...