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Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth.

Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth. – book reviews Wallace Kaufmann Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth, by Diane MacEachern. Dell Publishing, 666 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10103 (1990). 208 pps. Softcover, $9.95. Almost every homeowner who thinks in horror […]

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“El lobo loco.” – Hazel Wolf’s campaigns for the conservation of forests and the environment

“El lobo loco.” – Hazel Wolf’s campaigns for the conservation of forests and the environment – Column Bill Donahue When the old woman got to the trailhead, briefcase in hand, the Student Conservation Association kids were half-a-mile away in the Washington old-growth, clearing brush off the path. But Hazel Wolf wanted to see them. So […]

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Ask the tree doctor – gardening

Ask the tree doctor – gardening – Brief Article Don’t know when to purne? Curious about lobed leaves? Have no fear–the Tree Doctor is here. Q: I am an amateur at tree enjoyment and was wandering if you have a recommendation on a book/site that would help. Vic DeCarlo Via e-mail A: A good book […]

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Fritz vs. the Feds

Fritz vs. the Feds – Edward C. Fritz Tom Wolf In 1943, a young Naval Air cadet headed for Texas. In early March, the greenhorn was given his first flight lessons by Ensign Edward C. “Ned” Fritz. A hard man to please, Fritz’s report reads: “Student serious and learns well. Has difficulty in maintaining altitude. […]

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The six-month Christmas tree

The six-month Christmas tree – problems in selecting and putting up Christmas trees Alan Liere Drag a fat and pampered evergreen into your home, and you may be dealing yourself a dose of the Holiday Depression Syndrome. According to my friend and hunting buddy Seward Heaps, who is also a successful local psychologist, instances of […]

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Fostering values – Casey Family Program – teens from foster homes help cleaning Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho

Fostering values – Casey Family Program – teens from foster homes help cleaning Nez Perce National Forest, Idaho – Focus: Partners for the Land Sally Blevins But I’m afraid the deer might charge me.” “What about snakes?” “Hey, I’m getting an eye for garbage now!” These are a few of the comments heard on a […]

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Planting trees bcause – Clippings

Planting trees bcause – Clippings – Brief Article AMERICAN FORESTS and b*cause, a nonprofit organization for salon owners and beauty industry professionals, are planting thousands of trees in wildfire restoration projects across the U.S., thanks to a continuing national collection of change at Coinstar locations. Through June 1, the two organizations will encourage salon owners, […]

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Life’s a beech – & then you die – insect and fungus infestation of US forests – Forest Health

Life’s a beech – & then you die – insect and fungus infestation of US forests – Forest Health – Cover Story Jay Cammermeyer A tiny insect and a parasitic fungus are on a rampage among these silvery-barked northeastern hardwoods. Walk through a mature forest in New York, and you are bound to notice an […]

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The star-crossed honeylocust

The star-crossed honeylocust – In Profile Jeff Ball The story of the native honeylocust’s (Gleditsia spp.) rise in America has more twists than a John Grisham novel. Also called the sweet locust, thorn tree, three-thorned acacia, and honey shucks, the tree seemed destined to be an agricultural star in the 1920s when USDA researchers determined […]

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An easy way out – includes related information on Forest Service’s “New Perspective” program for managing old-growth forests

An easy way out – includes related information on Forest Service’s “New Perspective” program for managing old-growth forests – 1990 RPA: New Era for the Nation’s Forests? Con Schallau The 1989 RPA Assessment, prepared by the U.S. Forest Service, predicts that domestic demand for wood products will increase by 50 percent and world demand will […]