Industry News

  • 18th Sep 14 12:00 AM

    Happy Arbor Day!

    Our TreesAreGood™ website has a fresh face, new content, and improved search functions. Check it out and tell us what you think.

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  • 18th Sep 14 12:00 AM

    2014 ISA Award Winners

    ISA awarded the 2014 Awards of Distinction winners and the 2014 True Professionals of Arboriculture during the annual conference in Milwaukee. Check out the press release announcements.

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  • 16th Sep 14 12:00 AM

    Continue to Enjoy Your Member Benefits by Renewing Today

    Thank you for your ongoing support of the International Society of Arboriculture. Through the patronage of loyal ISA members, we are able to continue our efforts to create a stronger, more skilled network of professional arborists around the world. Join us in our goal to promote the arboriculture profession through research and education by renewing your membership. ISA… making the world a better place, one tree at a time.

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  • 16th Sep 14 12:00 AM

    IUCN calls for immediate action to prevent the Vaquita’s extinction

    Despite conservation efforts, numbers of Vaquita, a small porpoise found only in Mexico, have continued to decline, from around 600‐800 animals in the early 1990s to about 100 animals today, according to the latest report of the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA).

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  • 10th Sep 14 12:00 AM

    ISA Announces Board Election Results

    ISA is pleased to introduce your new leadership on the Board of Directors.

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  • 10th Sep 14 12:00 AM

    Board Special Election Results

    Dennis Swartzell (Las Vegas, Nevada, US - Western Chapter) was elected to fill the ISA Board seat that was vacated due to a resignation. Dennis will serve the remainder of the term allocated for that position.

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  • 2nd Sep 14 12:00 AM

    Vote Today - ISA Leadership Special Election

    Due to a recent resignation on the ISA Board of Directors, ISA is holding a special election to fill the remainder of this seat's term. Deadline August 29.

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  • 1st Sep 14 12:00 AM

    Water and energy – life partners

    World Water Week — the annual event focusing on water-related challenges — is underway in Stockholm, Sweden. IUCN is calling for increased cooperation between the water and energy sectors which is critical for sustainable development.

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  • 12th Aug 14 12:00 AM

    Madagascar's reptiles: Highly threatened but not yet over the edge

    Reptiles are among Madagascar's most bewildering creatures but nearly 40% of them are facing an elevated risk of extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™.  A study published today in the journal PLOS ONE says that successful management of Madagascar’s protected areas is crucial to the survival of many of these species.

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  • 29th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Eating pangolins to extinction

    The enigmatic pangolin, or scaly anteater, is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction.

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  • 29th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Rising murder toll of park rangers calls for tougher laws

    With poachers responsible for more than half of ranger deaths over the past two years, IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the International Ranger Federation (IRF) call for a toughened stance against wildlife crime globally, marking World Ranger Day celebrated across the globe on 31 July.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    How Much Is Nature Worth?

    How much money are Australian workers prepared to give up to have greater contact with nature at work? How do indoor plants affect productivity? What do they do for air quality? How many workers can't see the sky or a single potted plant from their workstation? All of these questions are answered in Planet Ark's new report titled Valuing Trees - What is Nature Worth? - launched in the run up to National Tree Day.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Recycling Contracts Cleared Up

    Workplaces come in all sizes so your waste and recycling service should fit your specific needs. A good contract can achieve some great outcomes like reducing costs, increasing recycling and improving amenity. Our waste and recycling contract guides will help you find the most appropriate service for your workplace.

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  • 20th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Aussie, Recycled and Certified

    Office paper is probably the most recycled material in Australian workplaces. But when it comes to using recycled office paper things aren't so good. Less than one in six reams of paper bought include any recycled content. There are three things for you, or your purchasing manager, should look for to make the right paper choice.

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  • 18th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Rotorua Council to Adopt NZ's first 'Wood First' policy

    Rotorua District Council (RDC) will be the first local authority in New Zealand to adopt a 'Wood First' Policy.

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  • 18th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Trees For Life South Australia are offering planting kits

    South Australian environmental organisation, Trees For Life (TFL), is asking residents to get down to one of 116 Foodland stores and buy a National Tree Day planting kits for just $1.

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  • 17th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Free D.I.Y. 'How to Plant A Tree' Workshops at Bunnings Stores for Tree Day

    Bunnings Wharehouse stores across the country (excluding South Australia) will be offering workshops on how to plant, care and maintain native trees the weekend of Tree Day (26 -27 July). Kids with little green thumbs will learn to plant and decorate gardening pots with recycled materials.

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    IUCN welcomes 11 new Members

    The IUCN Council has admitted 11 new Members to IUCN.

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    The ibises of Tmatbauy village: a model for bird conservation in northern Cambodia?

    Tmatbauy village is a special place. Located in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary, Tmatbauy is where to go to see the Critically Endangered Giant Ibis (Thaumatibis gigantean) and White-shouldered Ibis (Pseudibis davisoni). The chances of spying these rare birds are increasing each season, thanks to an effective conservation model developed and implemented by SOS Grantee and IUCN Member WCS Cambodia in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and several local NGO partners. More importantly this model not only saves birds, but improves lives and changes local attitudes to conservation as well.  

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  • 14th Jul 14 12:00 AM

    Extending Responsibility: RecyclingNearYou Report Released

    What is the hot button issue for Australians seeking recycling services? This report highlights the individuals or groups taking responsibility for recycling particular materials and is a powerful indicator of the types of options being sought by Australians.

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