Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Regional Forest Practice committees to meet in October

Three Regional Forest Practice committees will meet in October to hear updates from the Oregon Department of Forestry’s Private Forests Division and select their Operator of the Year. The committee for Eastern Oregon will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main lodge of Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. The committees for Northwest Oregon and Southwest Oregon will both meet Thursday, […]

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4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blogpost by Greg Norman – 21 March, 2014 at 2:00 1. 300 million of us depend on forests in our day-to-day lives. Failure to protect forests threatens our homes and livelihoods. 2. Forests absorb nearly 30% of our CO2 emissions. Not only do they absorb carbon, but they store just under 300 billion tonnes of carbon in their living parts. It’s estimated that deforestation is […]

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Intreeducing: Magical Hawthorn

Intreeducing: Magical Hawthorn

In our new series we take a closer look at the tree species we see around us every day, dig up their colourful past and look for secrets beneath their leaves. First out is the Hawthorn aka Crataegus Monogyna. Ever noticed the hedgerows snaking through the countryside and lining our fields? Maybe when they’re erupting with delightful little white flowers in spring? Chances are you’re looking at hawthorn. […]

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How much of Earth’s biomass is affected by humans?

How much of Earth’s biomass is affected by humans?

We know, even by casual observation, that humanity has disrupted the balance of life on Earth, eradicated habitats, reduced biodiversity, and driven some species to extinction. Now, an updated Census of Earth’s Biomass reveals some details of this transformation of the species diversity on Earth. The study – by Yinon M. Bar-On and Ron Milo from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Rob Phillips […]

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Bee products and Collecting honey and bees

Bee products and Collecting honey and bees

Bee honey is a high quality food for humans, which has medicinal properties. Since mainly arises from the nectar (sweet juice of flowers), honey contains sugars (glucose and fructose), acids, macro and micro-elements (Ca, Na, P, Fe, Mg, Co, and other). In addition, bee honey contains ferments (diastase, invertase and calatase) and vitamins.

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