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Temperate Forest Farming & Permaculture Strategies

Temperate Forest Farming & Permaculture Strategies
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Tree Disease identification, symptoms, treatment options for tree diseases There are many different diseases that affect landscape trees and shrubs. Control of tree and shrub diseases cannot be properly accomplished until the disease pest is identified. Identification of tree and shrub diseases is crucial because, although most diseases can be controlled, there are some diseases that cannot be controlled. Disease control on landscape trees and shrubs can sometimes be accomplished by more than one method, depending on the particular disease that if infecting your landscape plants. Even if you are going to attempt to control a disease that is infecting your landscape trees or shrubs you should consider consulting a local arborist.

Society of American Foresters Mastic - Chios Travel Guide Mastic is the brand product of Chios. This unique natural resin of the Chios mastic tree has multiple uses and its production and trade is a main pillar of the local economy. The Chios Gum Mastic Growers Association is the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of natural Chios mastic, both in Greece and abroad. The mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus) is called “skinos” by the locals and grows all over the Mediterranean. However, the special variety that grows in Chios (Pistacia lentiscus var.chia) is the only one that produces natural resin or mastic. The unique experience of the harvest The mastic harvest is a complicated, laborious process that involves cleaning and soil leveling so that any mastiha drops that may fall on the ground can be easily gathered. Experiencing the mastic cultivation The mastic tree cultivation and harvest is part of Chios Agritourism. Uses Mastic is used as gum, aroma and flavour in pastry making and also in the production of the famous mastic liquor.

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Learn2Grow 10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests 10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests Please be sure to Join our email list and receive all our latest and best tutorials daily – free! Background photo – Yummifruitbat (Wikipedia) lic. under CC 2.5 We’ve been doing some research into plants that repel pests and have compiled a list of 10 plants that can be planted together with other plants as a simple form of insect control. The idea of selecting plants for insect control is not a new one – and is part of the overall subject of companion planting. As time passes by, it seems that more and more people are getting concerned (rightly!) Another of the ironies of the use of insecticides is that not only do they kill the “bad insects” (the ones that eat crops), but they also wipe out “good insects” – the ones that feed on the bad insects! Companion planting for insect control can work in two ways a) plants that deter the pests and b) plants that attract the “good insects” that eat the ones that harm the plants. Marigold Borage Carrots Dill Sage

The British Lichen Society | Promoting the Study, Enjoyment and Conservation of Lichens Global Justice Ecology Project: GlobalJusticeEcology.org , Hinesburg, VT Israeli biotech firm says its modified eucalyptus trees can displace the fossil fuel industry by John Vidal, environment editor, The Guardian, Thursday 15 November 2012 GM eucalyptus trees at five-and-a-half years old, grown in a field trial. FutureGene claims GM species grow thicker and faster than the natural plant, making it possible to be grown for energy generation.It's a timber company's dream but a horrific industrial vision for others: massive plantations of densely planted GM eucalyptus trees stretching across Brazil, South Africa, Indonesia and China, engineered to grow 40% faster for use as paper, as pellets for power stations and as fuel for cars. The prospect is close, says Stanley Hirsch, chief executive of the Israeli biotech company FuturaGene. All that is missing, he says, are permissions from governments for the trees to be grown commercially, and backing from conservation groups and certification bodies. "Our trees grow faster and thicker.

Dutch Study Says Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick A recent study by Dutch scientists found that Wi-Fi radiation could be responsible for sickness in urban-populated trees. Image: baltimoresun What would life be like without Wi-Fi, bringer of high speed internet access? Probably pretty inconvenient considering that millions of computer users around the world use it at home, at work and other public places to get online. Having access to wireless networks makes our lives easier, but according to a Dutch study from Wageningen University, this access may be compromising the health of trees. The study began five years ago in the city of Alphen aan den Rijn. According to an article from PC World : “The study exposed 20 ash trees to various radiation sources for a period of three months. Image: p2pnet Sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it? What do you think? digg

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation i-Tree - Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests Comment faire un jardin en permaculture ? Avant de parler de jardin en permaculture, rappelons que la permaculture est bien plus qu’une nouvelle approche du jardinage, c’est une philosophie de vie où animaux, insectes, êtres humains, plantes et micro-organismes vivent en harmonie dans un environnement sain et auto-suffisant. Le mot « permaculture » en lui-même est la contraction de « (agri)culture permanente ». Il fut inventé par Bill Mollison et David Holmgren dans les années 1970. Il regroupe des principes et des techniques d’aménagement et de culture, à la fois ancestraux et novateurs, dans un concept global, le design. Il vise à faire de son lieu de vie un écosystème harmonieux, productif, autonome, naturellement régénéré et respectueux de la nature et de TOUS ses habitants ! Créer un jardin en permaculture permet de répondre à nos besoins humains tout en améliorant notre environnement (développement de la biodiversité, création d’habitats pour la faune et les insectes utiles, enrichissement de la terre…).

Noix de Lavage, comment ça marche ? - Mode d'emploi. Que sont les noix de lavage ? Le « Sapindus Mukorossi » est un arbre pouvant mesurer jusqu'à 15 mètres de haut qui pousse au Cachemire, sur les contreforts de l’Himalaya. Il commence à porter des fruits au bout d’une dizaine d’années et est productif pendant environ 90 ans. La noix de lavage mûre est collante à cause de sa forte teneur en saponine. Le Sapindus Mukorossi produit cette substance pour se protéger des organismes nuisibles qu'elle éloigne (insectes suceurs et moustiques notamment). Comment cela marche-t-il ? Dès que la coquille arrive en contact avec l’eau, elle libère une lessive très savonneuse et peu moussante. Comment utiliser les noix de lavage ? Pour tous vos lavages coton, couleurs, laine, soie, de 30° à 90°c :Il convient de préciser qu’il s’agit avant tout d’un produit naturel. Comment parfumer le linge ? L’odeur des noix de lavage étant neutre, vous pouvez personnaliser le parfum de votre linge avec une essence naturelle. Est-ce normal que les noix sentent fort ?

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