Category «Forests & Trees»

Walk in the Rainforest

Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini

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The bark is thin, light ashy gray and covered with loose scales or broad plates. Using a programmable thermostat that automatically lowers your heating by five degrees for eight hours overnight can reduce your energy use and heating bill. The passenger pigeon, one of the most abundant birds in the Lower Peninsula, became extinct because of the destruction of the oak and beech maple forests upon which it depended, and also indiscriminate market hunting.

People of the Rain Forests (Wide World)

Anna Lewington

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Tours depart from Parksville on Vancouver Island. Please find a place in the forest you like. Each child in the group has a jar of mice (beans painted and decorated to look like mice). This hike will take about 20 minutes, and if you are up for it, you can continue past an old farmhouse site and walk an additional ¾ mile and complete a loop through the big trees. Another distinction is whether the forests are composed predominantly of broadleaf trees, coniferous (needle-leaved) trees, or mixed.

Look at a Birch Tree (First Step Nonfiction)

Patricia M. Stockland

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They are well known for their black face-mask and long, ringed tail. Kauri driving dams were built by loggers to drive large quantities of kauri logs downstream from remote areas. It grows on sand, loamy sand, sandy loam, silty loam, and loam. However, I do not know but you will think that they have committed this mistake who invited me to speak to you to-day. There is a great deal of cultural history to be discovered within these sylvan escapes, as well.

Nature Detective: British Trees

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Particularly aggressive invasive species that may threaten boreal forest diversity and structure include garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata), Eurasian honeysuckles (Lonicera morrowii, L. tatarica, and L. xbella), multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), and Norway maple (Acer platanoides). Although you might experience the abundance of insects as an unpleasant aspect of traveling in Nicaragua, these same insects do improve the biodiversity of the country and they play a fundamental role in the eco-systems (yet we do understand that your enthusiasm will be limited if you just walked into a huge swarm of mosquitoes).

Rain Forests (Blastoff! Readers: Learning about the Earth)

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We understand the value of stewardship and the importance of a sustainable future, and are committed to working together to create a smarter, greener State. Phloem- also known as inner bark, phloem transports dissolved nutrients from the leaves to the other parts of trees and woody plants Photosynthesis - the process by which plants manufacture simple sugars in the presence of sunlight, carbon dioxide and water. Black bear aren’t always black, but can vary in color from tan to black.

In Woods & Forests (Animal Trackers)

Tessa Paul

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Again, different tree species (whether softwood or hardwood) are sent to specific markets. Clearcutting and regeneration is also a viable tool to consider for accomplishing restoration of overcrowded, unhealthy, damaged or dead forests. The kernel is "sweet" enough to be eaten readily by hogs and cattle. The wood is heavy, hard, strong, and usually knotty. Increased use of wood from natural forests by Enviva and other biomass companies will lead to additional fragmentation of what is clearly an already highly fragmented landscape, decreasing landscape integrity, water quality and flood storage, wildlife corridors and habitats, and recreational resources.

What Are Stems? (Plants Close-Up)

Molly Aloian

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Forest Service has deliberately clearcut millions of acres of National Forests, selling off the logs to international timber corporations at bargain basement prices. The scent when cut is strong and sweet like rose water and also bitter. Here, a rise in altitude corresponds with a fall in temperature and supports the growth of temperate forests. Although rare, old-growth sugar maple stands can average 300 to 400 years in age; individual trees range from 70 to 110 feet tall with diameters at breast height of 20 to 36 inches.

Little Windows: In the Garden (Little Windows)

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While ironwood occurs in all six subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert, it varies greatly in its density and relative dominance among these regions. The trees have widespread out branches like the neem and mango. Wisconsin's 16 million acres of forestlands and millions of urban trees significantly enhance the quality of life in our state. Erawan Falls flows through a rain forest in the Tenasserim Hills of western Thailand. (Photo: Shutterstock) On top of flood control, soaking up surface runoff also protects ecosystems downstream.

What Eats What in a Rain Forest Food Chain (Food Chains)

Lisa J. Amstutz

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A complete list of Georgia invasive trees can be viewed at Gainvasives.org. Their necks can turn a long way to follow prey as they move. Growing trees for high-quality timber requires a different type of stand than that desired for maximum syrup production. As the last name implies, it seeds up abandoned fields rapidly, particularly in sandy soils where the water is close to the surface. As a forester, I also am proud of this wonderfully-diverse patch of the Natural Area, because I know that foresters all over Oregon, every day, manage their forestlands with care to assure that there is biological diversity reestablished in their clearcut harvest areas—just like the bio-diversity found here in this one-time clearcut located in Portland’s Chehalem Ridge Natural Area.

Trees Don't Freeze: A Book about Adaptations (Big Ideas for

Thomas F. Sheehan

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By definition, an exemplar is a model or pattern to be copied or imitated. The sandy coastline is backed by a coastal plain that is crossed by several rivers and streams, generally navigable only by canoe. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is the Province’s land manager, responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land, cultural and natural resources. Raven is associated with "dark" but does not mean "dark".