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The hidden environmental cost of Valentine's Day
6 February, 2020
Treenation
Each cut-flower can emit up to 3 kg of CO. The cut-flower industry has a huge impact on the environment due to growing methods and transportation. Valentine's Day sees a sharp rise in the purchase of fresh flowers. The global flower production industry is worth an estimated 64.5 billion euros. read more
Individuals can offset their own CO2 emissions by planting six trees per month
26 January, 2020
Tree-nation
Trees perform an essential double function for life on Earth. Along with the oceans, trees are one of the main carbon capture mechanisms on the planet read more
Durban is world’s greenest city according to Husqvarna’s new AI solution and index
21 January, 2020
Husqvarna
Durban is the greenest city in the world according to the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI) 2019, an AI-powered satellite solution to help decision makers monitor the proportion and health of green spaces in cities across the globe.  read more
Eucalyptus camaldulensis in South Africa - past, present, future
10 December, 2019
FABI
Eucalyptus camaldulensis can be seen as an iconic tree of superlatives. It is the eucalypt with the widest native range, and one of the most widely planted eucalypts around the globe. In South Africa, it is the most widespread and the most aggressively invasive eucalypt. read more
Kenya to plant 2 billion tree seedlings by 2022 to increase forest cover
21 November, 2019
Kenya to plant 2 billion tree seedlings by 2022 to increase forest cover
Kisumu - Kenya said on Thursday it has stepped up efforts to foster public-private partnerships to boost ongoing environmental conservation efforts. Kariako Tobiko, environment and forestry cabinet secretary said such move guarantees the success of ongoing environmental conservation initiative. read more
Carlsberg closer to its paper bottles
21 November, 2019
Carlsberg closer to its paper bottles
The Danish beer company, Carlsberg, has revealed two new recyclable prototypes of the sustainably-sourced wood fibre bottle it hopes to eventually bring to market. One version is lined with a thin film of recycled PET plastic to keep beer from seeping out. read more
Treated timber: greener than you think
20 November, 2019
Dolphin Bay
Treated timber is greener than you think. It is the most environmentally friendly material available for construction and infrastructure, as well as the best performer for utility poles. Every aspect of sustainable forestry and timber treatment. read more
Sunshine Seedlings - Acacia mearnsii clones
10 September, 2019
Sunshine Seedlings
With the increasing demand for timbe one should look at the shorter rotation crops like the Eucalyptus and Acaciaspecies. In particular one should be going the clonal route where the site allows it. With the correct site species matching you, as a farmer, can identify and reduce the risks. read more
The Stump That Didn’t Die
13 August, 2019
The stump that didnt die
At some point, a kauri tree fell in a New Zealand forest, and no one noticed. Nor did anyone pay attention when the remnant of its trunk rotted away, leaving behind a stump that's barely even a stump-a chair-size, hollowed-out half cylinder, sticking up from the middle of a hiking trail. read more
Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report
23 July, 2019
Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report
Germany's parched forests are nearing ecological collapse, foresters and researchers warn. More than 1 million established trees have died since 2018 as a result of drought, winter storms and bark beetle plagues. Germany's forests are undoubtedly suffering as a result of climate change. read more