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Forest Health and Fungi

Forest Health and Fungi Fungi are all around us. It’s estimated that there are at least 5.1 million different species of fungi in the world. One of the reasons why trees grow to be so large is that certain types of fungi pass vital nutrients to them underground that they might not oth
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Sustainable Fireplace Technology

Sustainable Fireplace Technology Burning a fire during the winter months is a time honored tradition yet antiquated structural designs resulted in too many pollutants and unsafe particulates being released in the air. In recent years, stricter government regulations set forth by the C
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Wood Stoves in North America

Wood Stoves in North America Like a fireplace, a popular home or building heating system is a wood stove. Many people buy wood scraps from pallet yards to burn in these units. Like a traditional fireplace, using a wood stove to heat a home or office building has been a time honored tr
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6 Ways to Improve Your Fireplace

6 Ways to Improve Your Fireplace Wood is a renewable resource and burning it to heat your home in the winter is a time honored tradition that has been practiced for centuries.  The relaxing ambience created by a fireplace during the colder months is something people seem to enjoy inna
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Wood Pellet Demand Creates Jobs for Clean Energy

Wood Pellet Demand Creates Jobs for Clean Energy Unlike fossil fuels like coal and oil, wood is widely accepted as a renewable fuel because once a tree is cut another can be immediately planted in its place. When trees are harvested from forests, the logs are sent to sawmills for proc
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8 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Usage

8 Ways to Reduce Your Winter Energy Usage North American winters are typically the time when many folks spend money making their homes comfortably warm. Utility bills and expenses often spike during the winter but there are several things that can be done to mitigate those expenses. S
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Converting Forest Biomass to Biofuel

Converting Forest Biomass to Biofuel A new technology developed by Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas provider in Quebec, has converted biomass from forests into second-generation renewable natural gas.  The conversion process, developed in collaboration with the British Columbia firm
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How Urban Trees Can Save Lives

How Urban Trees Can Save Lives Excess carbon in the atmosphere amplifies the greenhouse effect and planting trees helps mitigate that impact because trees sequester carbon. But in urban areas, planting trees could provide even more localized benefits. A new study published by The Natu
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4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree Real Christmas trees are sustainably produced on farms in North America and they are 100% recyclable. Because they are 100% natural and biodegradable, there are many different ways to recycle your real Christmas tree once the holiday season has en
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