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Ask an Arborist: Why Do I Need to Prune?

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This is part one of a  three-part dormant season pruning series. Watch part two, what are the rules of pruning to learn the 5 rules for form and function and part three, The ABC’s of Pruning.

Baldcypress: King of the Swamp

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Nowhere is a tree species so intertwined with a place as the baldcypress is with swamps. Beginning with the art and literature of early America, images of baldcypress trees have been used to portray mystery and melancholy in the watery lowlands.

Arbor Day Foundation Member Story: Larry Hobart

A Life of Poetic Thoughts and Good Deeds
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Know the joy of helping the world
to be a better place.
Put a shovel in the ground,
leave a tree your family can trace.

Meet Larry. Poet, philosopher, gentleman, and Foundation member. His passion for life and making a difference in the world can be felt through his poems. Larry wrote the excerpt above, expressing his love of planting trees.

Domtar's Sustainability Economics

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Domtar is a case study of how supply and demand has accelerated sustainability—in particular, how the growing supply of natural gas has accelerated the reduction of coal burning in our power boilers. Over the past few years, energy economics and the drive for competitive advantage through improved efficiency have reduced air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions further and faster than what would have occurred under any likely scenario involving additional government regulation.

Domtar Celebrates International Day of Forests

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Trees give so generously yet take so little.

Take, for example, the fact that a single tree is capable of absorbing 10 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. According to Recyclebank, a mature oak tree can take in 369 gallons of water each day – important for oxygen production and prevention of soil erosion. And one tree can even produce the same cooling effect as 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day.

Avista Plants for Reforest Spokane Day

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This fall, Avista partnered with The Lands Council to plant trees for the 6th Annual Reforest Spokane Day. Over 400 volunteers planted 2,500 trees and native shrubs in west Spokane, downtown and along the Centennial Trail and Spokane River. Avista is proud to partner with The Lands Council on this wonderful community event and engage the community while enhancing the health of our natural resources.

GM China Engages Suppliers in Energy Projects that Saved $1.3M

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General Motors China engaged eight of its parts suppliers in a yearlong “Green Supply Chain” initiative designed to reduce energy consumption. The suppliers implemented 64 projects that resulted in emissions and facility noise reductions, as well as optimized lighting and energy management system improvements.

TD Forests and Nature Conservancy of Canada Release Report on Natural Capital

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December 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - TD Forests and the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) have released a report, The Natural Capital Value of Forest Habitat Conservation, which looks at the natural capital value of several properties conserved by the NCC, with support from the TD Forests program. 

To read the full report, visit the NCC website at http://www.natureconservancy.ca 

BJ’s Wholesale Clubs Helps Make Communities Green for National NeighborWoods® Month

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Local BJ’s Wholesale Clubs participated in National NeighborWoods® Month, an annual campaign to plant and care for community trees during the month of October. Due to BJ’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, BJ’s Clubs learned of various volunteer opportunities to improve their neighborhoods by planting and caring for trees.

BJ’s Team Members joined tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the month to help make communities greener including:

Nespresso Plants 200,000 trees in Ethiopia and Guatemala

This agroforestry approach will improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms
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A total of 200 000 trees have been planted by Nespresso and partner Pur Projet in Ethiopia and Guatemala since the beginning of the year to benefit over 600 local coffee farmers. This agroforestry initiative, part of the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program in coffee producing countries, is meant to improve soil fertility and productivity of coffee farms by providing shade for coffee trees and prevent landslides on community land. These new trees will also provide income diversification to farmers through the sales of fruit and timber.

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