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How to Conserve Healthy Soil?

Healthy soil has numerous benefits such as providing us with clean air and water, sustaining crops and forests, providing grazing lands, harboring wildlife, as well as gracing us with beautiful landscapes. Healthy soil is determined by a variety of organisms known…
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Ways of Making Your Fruit Trees Grow Faster

Growing fruitful trees can be challenging. It requires an enormous level of dedication, patience and care. Some fruit trees can take up to 7 years to grow a piece of fruit. Knowledge is a prerequisite before even embarking on the…
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Things to Do with Your Autumn Leaves

With Autumn soon approaching, you can anticipate a lot of leaves falling. These leaves can be a tedious process to remove, time-consuming, and at times overwhelming, to say the least. Before dreading the process of disposing your autumn leaves it’s…
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What Causes Trees To Have Empty Leaf Spots?

Leaves are a crucial part of a tree’s anatomy and ultimately determine the fate of the tree. Leaves facilitate the process of photosynthesis. They use the energy from the sun to create fuel/food for the tree ensuring that the tree…
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4 Ways How Plastic Harms The Environment

In a new survey, published by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), chemical engineers have voted plastics as the sixth most important chemically engineered invention and solution of the modern era. This is not surprising since plastic is used across…
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The Positive Environmental Benefits of Telecommuting

With the rapid advancement of technology, telecommuting has always been inevitable, but the pandemic changed business overnight. Most digital companies have embraced the new way of doing business and have benefited greatly, especially in decreasing costs to the business. However,…
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Specifying Trees – Below Ground

Specifying Trees has become the “go-to” book when it comes to landscape architecture. This is the third blog regarding the Specifying Trees book and we will be focusing on below-ground (the root system) specifications. Since we hardly see the root…
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Are Tree Planting Drones The Solution To Deforestation?

This latest invention could be the fastest and most efficient solution to deforestation. South African Andries Louw and Australian Andrew Walker have started a company named Airseed Technologies to address deforestation. The two drone enthusiasts have developed a prototype drone…
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Specifying Trees – Above Ground

Specifying Trees has become the “go-to” book when it comes to landscape architecture. This is the second blog regarding the Specifying Trees book and we will be focusing on above-ground specifications. Since trees are above the ground, the specifications are…
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Google Earth time-lapse videos (1984-2020)

See how we are changing the face of the earth in these two Google Earth time-lapse videos. One showing the decimation of OUR Earth’s forests (aka our lungs) and the other the expansion of cities over the same time period,…
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