Farming the Woods | Temperate Forest Farming & Permaculture Strategies Arboriculture Certificate - curriculum Certificate School of Technology and Applied Sciences Mequon Campus For Information: 262-238-2300 The courses in this certificate provide skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the tree care profession. Students will gain hands-on training in tree climbing, pruning, tree removal, cable and bracing, tree care equipment, planting, tree and shrub identification, and plant health care. Students work with small and large trees, and safe work practices are emphasized. These courses prepare the student to obtain a Certified Arborist designation through the International Society of Arboriculture. Curriculum effective 2013-14. All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher. The student must initiate a request for the certificate upon completion of the requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Curriculum requirements are subject to change. For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.
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.
Wisconsin Arborists Association Society of American Foresters List of forestry technical schools Mbalmayo National Forestry School, Cameroon This is a list of secondary, tertiary and technical schools, and practical training institutes around the world offering one- or two-year Forestry Technician and related degrees, diplomas or certificates, grouped by continent and country. (For higher educational institutions offering bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees in forestry and related fields see: List of forestry universities and colleges.) Africa Cameroon Côte d'Ivoire Guinea National School for Technicians of the National Forestry Commission (ENATEF) Kenya Kenya Forestry College, Londiani Malawi Malawi College of Forestry and Wildlife, Dedza Mali Forestry Practical Training Centre of Tabakoro (CFPF) Mauritania National School for Training and Rural Extension (Kaédi) Niger Practical Institute of Rural Development (IPDR) Senegal Tanzania Forest Training Institute, Olmotonyi Tunisia Uganda Nyabyeya Forestry College
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.
i-Tree - Tools for Assessing and Managing Community Forests 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