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Christmas Tree Farms

Christmas Tree Farms As this holiday season begins we’re exciting to be sharing some sustainable industry practices from the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA). Each year since 1966, the NCTA has provided the real Christmas tree that is on display at the White House Blue Room.
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Christmas Trees in the White House

Christmas Trees in the White House Two weeks ago the United States held its 58th quadrennial presidential election and on January 20th, 2017, president-elect Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated into office. Each year for the past 93 years, the President of the United States has decora
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The History of Christmas Trees in North America

The History of Christmas Trees in North America Real Christmas trees are recyclable. They are often repurposed into mulch for garden use or the biomass can be converted to energy at cogeneration plants. As North America prepares for the holiday season, we want to take a moment to cons
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The Future of Forestry

The Future of Forestry Sustainably managed forests sequester carbon from the atmosphere and ensure there will always be a supply of the lumber products available for our needs. North American harvesting practices are far from being universally accepted due to limitations in developing
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REDD+ and UN-REDD Programs

REDD+ and UN-REDD Programs The greatest success of the 2015 Paris Agreement is that 195 nations agreed to take action against climate change. Their goal is for all participating countries to be carbon neutral between 2050 and 2100. The United Nations estimates that deforestation and l
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How Forest Certification Non-Profits Were Born

How Forest Certification Non-Profits Were Born In 1992 the United Nations met in Rio de Janiero in what’s now known as the Earth Summit. At this meeting, 172 governments participated to discuss continuing effects of climate change and how to stop it. One of the non-legally binding doc
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How Foresters Limit Their Carbon Footprint

How Foresters Limit Their Carbon Footprint Forests absorb airborne carbon dioxide, store carbon in wood, and return pure fresh oxygen to the atmosphere. As that process continues, though, gases in the atmosphere absorb the planet’s heat and radiate it in all directions. When that heat
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The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle Forest ecosystems play an important role in regulating the atmosphere’s chemical composition. Young trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, store the carbon within their trunks while they grow, and release oxygen, giving us clean air to breathe. In fact, tree
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Upcycled Wood Pallets: The Forklift & Palate Restaurant

The Forklift & Palate Restaurant If the walls of the Forklift & Palate Restaurant could talk, they would tell a tale of American enterprise and vision comingled with respect and care for the environment. The Forklift & Palate Restaurant is housed along with The Warehouse H
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