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Ecology under threat - The Daily Star


The Daily Star
Timber trees are replacing fruit and medicinal trees in the district and adjacent areas, posing threat to ecological balance. People are more interested to plant timber trees that can be sold for good prices when those mature after 20 to 30 years, said ...

Fake caterpillars scattered on trees around Montreal as part of biodiversity study - CBC.ca


CBC.ca
Montreal researchers are putting 800 fake caterpillars made out of modelling clay on trees around Montreal's southwest neighbourhood in an attempt to learn more about invasive species and biodiversity in the city. The idea is to attract predators, like ...

Brazil's plant biodiversity still not fully present in its seed banks - Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com
Boasting 54 hectares (133 acres) and more than 7,000 trees and plants, it is a favorite spot for visitors to roam and discover some of Brazil's impressive biodiversity. But in addition to being a calming, beautiful green space for leisure, the Rio de ...

FSU's Center for Anchored Phylogenomics changes the way we study evolution - Florida State News


Florida State News
For decades, the process of generating phylogenies (sprawling evolutionary trees) had been tiresome, time consuming and often prohibitively expensive, with hundreds of thousands of dollars being poured into relatively narrow individual studies. “When ...

Human evolution: back to the trees? - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Scientists have uncovered new clues from the spinal columns of ancient human ancestors that suggest the various types moved in different manners within their environments. Published in the July edition of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology ...

Scientists reveal yet another reason fig trees are titans of biodiversity - Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com
Biologist David Mackay got a surprise when he began studying the birds visiting fig trees in his native Australia: While he expected to see plenty of species coming to eat the figs, he didn't expect the insect eaters to outnumber them two-to-one ...

Trees

Moon Trees
United States

History of the trees whose seeds accompanied the Apollo 14 mission in 1971 and were planted throughout the United States. ...

Trees of London
United Kingdom

Tree identification using examples of trees located in London. Illustrated with photographs of trees, bark, flowers, fruit and leaves.

Paulownia - History and Description
United States

Describes three species of "dragon trees" and tells about this tree's historical cultivation and use in China.

Canada

Designed to assist those interested in learning some of the common trees and shrubs found in the province.

Trees
United States

Comprehensive guide to trees from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Learn about the benefits of trees; tree selection, care, planting, ...

Tips 4 Trees
United States

How to promote healthy, long-lived trees. Lists good (and bad) pruning, thinning, aeration, watering, and fertilizing practices.

American Forests' National Register of Big Trees
United States

Features the largest known specimens of native and naturalized trees in the United States.

Year in the Wonderland of Trees, A
United States

Articles and excerpts on the importance of trees and the environment. The children's textbook answers questions about Fall leaf color, ...

Trees Are Good
United States

Designed to educate the public about proper tree care. trees Are Good also addresses the benefits and value of trees ...

GeneTree
United Kingdom

Uses reconciled trees to compare gene trees and species trees, explaining incongruence between the phylogenies by postulating horizontal transfer, gene ...

British Trees
United Kingdom

Guide to the native trees of Britain, plus links to other web resources on forestry and conservation of British Native ...

Phylogenetic Systematics, a.k.a. Evolutionary Trees
United States

tutorial from the Understanding Evolution website covering: how to read an evolutionary tree, how to classify organisms based on evolutionary ...

Identifying Trees of Michigan
United States

A page on the common trees of Michigan with a key.

Trees of Time and Place
United States

Project encouraging the planting of trees in the new millennium.

Identification of Common Trees of Iowa
United States

An interactive guide to trees, using a simple visual dichotomous key.

World Community of Old Trees
United States

Painting and drawings of old trees by students. Includes project ideas for teachers.

Ariadne's Trees and Forests
United States

Glossary of tree-related terms; articles on California trees, hiking, and meditation.

What Tree is That?
United States

Resources from the National Arbor Day Foundation for identifying trees and leaves in the Eastern, Central, and Western United States.

United States

Brief text and numerous photos of both native and planted trees. Includes section illustrating terminology with photographs.

Elephant Trees
United Kingdom

Information and photographs of these trees with swollen trunks, adapted for desert life, Bursera microphylla and Pachycormus discolor.

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