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Simpson Nurseries Helps Deliver Trees to Homeowners

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Have you ever placed your hand against the window only to jerk it back from the heat of the glass? Or maybe the frost on the outside was cooler than you anticipated. Summer heat and winter frosts can make it difficult for your house to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. When your home sits openly under the warmth of the sun or fights heavy winds, it must work harder to stay cool or keep warm.

Ask an Arborist: How Do I Check for Tree Pests?

Tree health is an important aspect of tree care.
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Tree health is an important aspect of tree care. There are numerous reasons a tree may look unhealthy including factors such as drought, disease, invasive species, pests, and improper care. Distinguishing the difference between a pest infestation or tree stress can be challenging when many of the symptoms look similar. However, knowing what species your tree is and whether there are known pests or diseases to that species will help narrow down possible threats.

FCA US Joins Forces with the Wildlife Habitat Council to Create Positive Conservation Outcomes

Corporate conservation non-profit now lists three of the top automakers in the world as members
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Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announces FCA US LLC as its newest member, joining General Motors, Toyota and 80 other national and international companies who are committed to managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.

City Developments Limited: The Singapore Sustainability Academy Launches as Training and Networking Hub

By Miranda Ingram
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Originally published in Best Practice - Spring 2017 issue

Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA), a major training and networking hub dedicated to achieving a cleaner, greener and more sustainable future, opened in June.  

Bacardi and Idaho State Liquor Board Team Up With American Forests to Plant Trees

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CORAL GABLES, Fla., August 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bacardi knows that the seeds of today will bear the fruits of tomorrow, so for the third year, the drinks company ran its “Buy-a-Bottle-Plant-a-Tree” campaign to restore forests in Idaho. In partnership with American Forests and with support from the Idaho State Liquor Board, more than 93,000 trees have been planted in in Idaho and other areas across the United States since the annual campaign began in 2014.

Healing an Ailing Forest

Annual prescribed burns at SCE’s Shaver Lake help keep the forest healthy and safe from wildfires
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As a biologist trained to preserve wildlife and their habitat, you would think Stephen Byrd would have reservations about setting a fire in the tinder-dry Sierra Nevada.

Sourwood: A Treat from the Bees

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Oxydendrum arboretum

A native tree of North America, the sourwood is one of the few endemic trees that is not found on other continents unless planted, and has no related species. The name sourwood is derived from the bitter taste of its leaves. Native Americans and early colonists depended on the sourwood as an important source of medicine to aid with indigestion, asthma, diarrhea, and mouth ulcers. Farmers found its hard, durable wood excellent for tool handles and machinery bearings.

Domtar Sustainability: More Renewable Energy for the Windsor Mill

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Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, is on its way to becoming one of the largest private producers of renewable energy in the Eastern Townships region of the province with a second turbine generator scheduled for commissioning in 2017.

The mill is already generating steam and electricity from its current 32 megawatt (MW) turbine generator. Energy efficiency improvements and other operational changes have yielded enough spare capacity in the biomass boiler to allow the mill to take advantage of a renewable energy program launched by the provincial utility for Quebec’s forest industry.

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