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When a tree falls: A look at the daunting task of maintaining a city’s urban canopy

When a tree falls: A look at the daunting task of maintaining a city’s urban canopy | QTRA | Scoop.it
Jill Mahoney and Leyland Cecco look into four tree-related injuries and identify possible shortcomings in the city’s management, ranging from inspection standards to possible health and structural issues
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Tallest known tropical tree discovered in Malaysia’s lost world

Tallest known tropical tree discovered in Malaysia’s lost world | QTRA | Scoop.it
The Yellow Meranti tree is probably the world's tallest tropical tree. At 89.5 metres tall, that's equivalent to 65 people standing on each other’s shoulders  
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Planned Newtown bypass ‘bent’ to save ancient oak tree

Planned Newtown bypass ‘bent’ to save ancient oak tree | QTRA | Scoop.it
The path of a new bypass will be altered to ensure the survival of an ancient tree, it has been revealed.
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Tree-planting project aims to cool Norfolk’s rivers

Tree-planting project aims to cool Norfolk’s rivers | QTRA | Scoop.it
Hundreds of trees were planted along Norfolk river banks in a scheme aiming to cool water courses to reduce the impacts of climate change on wildlife.
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6 of the world's most endangered trees also look the strangest

6 of the world's most endangered trees also look the strangest | QTRA | Scoop.it
From baobabs to monkey puzzles, things aren't looking too good for these eccentric tree species.
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Largest beech tree on record discovered in Herefordshire (From Hereford Times)

Largest beech tree on record discovered in Herefordshire (From Hereford Times) | QTRA | Scoop.it
EVERYONE’S heard about the biggest aspidistra in the world, as sung by Gracie Fields, but Herefordshire can proudly claim to have the largest…
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Wardens rumble drivers putting their cars under fallen tree branches to make fake insurance claims

Wardens rumble drivers putting their cars under fallen tree branches to make fake insurance claims | QTRA | Scoop.it
Council officials rumbled people driving their cars under the branches of trees toppled in storms to try to make fraudulent insurance claims, it has been revealed. Leicester City Council has...
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Mile End Park: Girl, five, killed in tree trunk collapse - BBC News

Mile End Park: Girl, five, killed in tree trunk collapse - BBC News | QTRA | Scoop.it
A five-year-old girl is killed in an accident in a park play area in which a tree trunk collapsed.
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Experts gather in Brighton to seek ways to safeguard elms

Experts gather in Brighton to seek ways to safeguard elms | QTRA | Scoop.it
Experts gather in Brighton to seek ways to safeguard elms - from Horticulture Week
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Invasive beetle takes root at UC Irvine, about 1000 trees being removed - OCRegister

Invasive beetle takes root at UC Irvine, about 1000 trees being removed - OCRegister | QTRA | Scoop.it
UC Irvine is removing 1,000 trees on its campus because of an invasive beetle that kills them by introducing a deadly fungus to feed its larvae.Of the 25,000 trees on UCI’s campus, about 1,000 in the campus’s academic core are infected, most of...
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Langley Park GC on Twitter

Langley Park GC on Twitter | QTRA | Scoop.it
Sunshine across the 15th Green at 7am positive effects created from structured woodland management... #progress pic.twitter.com/AOf0vVXQOh
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Council - we can't compromise community safety due to trees - Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Council - we can't compromise community safety due to trees - Rockhampton Morning Bulletin | QTRA | Scoop.it
WITH every tree lost, one will be replaced. That was Livingstone Shire mayor Bill Ludwig’s words to the Capricorn Conservation Council.
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The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests Worldwide

The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests Worldwide | QTRA | Scoop.it
By the end of the century, the woodlands of the Southwest will likely be reduced to weeds and shrubs. And scientists worry that the rest of the planet may see similar effects

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Bert Guevara's curator insight, March 17, 2015 6:19 AM

The scenario is not good when damaged or lost forests are not replanted or reforested in time. Climate change aggravates the problem. Read this splendid article and find out why.

"That's a critical question, because forests cover more than a quarter of the planet's land, and they help stabilize the climate by pulling immense quantities of CO2 out of the air. Of the 36 billion metric tons of CO2 humans emit annually, about 50 percent rises into the atmosphere and about 25 percent falls into the oceans, but around the time that Williams began deriving the FDSI and McDowell was clinically enfeebling trees, no one knew exactly how much of the remaining 25 percent forests drank in.

"The answer turned out to be virtually all of it."

Garry Rogers's curator insight, March 17, 2015 11:09 AM

Continued harvest (logging and livestock grazing)  will work with wildfires to remove long-lived species.  This is already visible in arid regions.

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Precious Wollemi pine trees flourishing at the National Arboretum

Precious Wollemi pine trees flourishing at the National Arboretum | QTRA | Scoop.it
One of the world's oldest are most rare tree species, the Wollemi pine is being celebrated in Canberra as part of National Tree Week.
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Solicitor fined for cutting down tree in Warsash

Solicitor fined for cutting down tree in Warsash | QTRA | Scoop.it
A SOLICITOR has been fined for illegally cutting back a protected oak tree.
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‘Phony peach’: the disease that threatens to devastate Britain’s trees and plants

‘Phony peach’: the disease that threatens to devastate Britain’s trees and plants | QTRA | Scoop.it
Xylella fastidiosa has wreaked havoc in the US and Europe and could dwarf the impact of ash dieback in the UK
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We must work together to safeguard the UK's trees

We must work together to safeguard the UK's trees | QTRA | Scoop.it
The Telegraph has highlighted the importance of trees, the threat disease poses, and why everybody with a stake in trees must work together
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Saving a Rare Tree Worlds Away - The New York Times

Saving a Rare Tree Worlds Away - The New York Times | QTRA | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, there were just 21 Betula chichibuensis birch trees remaining in the wild. Botanists have now germinated seeds from the species in hopes of saving it.
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There Are Way More Trees in the World Than We Knew

There Are Way More Trees in the World Than We Knew | QTRA | Scoop.it
A new study says there are 3.04 trillion, more than seven times as many as we previously thought.
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Tourist bus has its roof ripped off after colliding with tree in London

Tourist bus has its roof ripped off after colliding with tree in London | QTRA | Scoop.it
Five people are taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after roof is sheared off bus in Woburn Place, near Russell Square, say police
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Iconic Catalpa Tree outside Rochester Cathedral has split in two

Iconic Catalpa Tree outside Rochester Cathedral has split in two | QTRA | Scoop.it
A tree which has stood at the heart of Rochester for more than a century dramatically split in half over night.
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Ancient tree conference honours our living monuments and celebrates the importance of these gnarled old icons

Ancient tree conference honours our  living monuments and celebrates the importance of these gnarled old icons | QTRA | Scoop.it
Having stood through the passage of so much time, and having gained a place in so many people’s affections, our ancient trees now need help in many ways.
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Woman arrested, held in cell for six hours and put on trial for 'over-pruning' tree

Woman arrested, held in cell for six hours and put on trial for 'over-pruning' tree | QTRA | Scoop.it
Karen Gaynor found not guilty by Rotherham magistrates after being put on trial following seven months on bail for causing 'unnecessary damage' to conifer
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Experts warn: Israel's urban trees are in danger - Haaretz

Experts warn: Israel's urban trees are in danger - Haaretz | QTRA | Scoop.it
City paving and the construction of underground car parks are said to be restricting the ability of trees to spread their roots.
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