Why is the Term “Change” Such a Charged Word?

Change is hard. It can also be controversial. But what is it about the word “change” that can produce such harsh, strong reactions?

Perhaps the single-biggest example we can discuss in the natural world is climate change.

Many experts believe climate change to be the single-biggest threat facing the world today, more than any terrorist organization […]

By |2019-03-11T21:36:11-04:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Should We Adopt New Techniques for Tree Nurseries?

Climate change has caused widespread changes in the way we look at botany, gardening and growing plants and trees. Many types of businesses and industries will be significantly impacted by the effects of climate change as it continues to worsen in the coming years. One question to ask—should wholesale tree nurseries adopt new techniques in […]

By |2018-10-19T18:42:11-04:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

The Threat of Rising CO2 Concentrations

The levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth’s atmosphere are constantly increasing, a worrying trend for environmentalists and the planet as a whole.

In May, levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 411 parts per million, which was the largest single monthly average ever to be recorded at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa […]

By |2018-08-30T21:35:50-04:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Environment|Tags: , , , |

Ancient Trees: Why We Need to Preserve Them For Future Generations

There are numerous threats to our plant life and trees in today’s world, the greatest of which being industry and climate change. In regions that have particularly old, beautiful and/or significant trees, government regulation and action may be necessary to preserve their beauty and cultural significance for generations to come.

Consider, for example, the giant redwoods […]

By |2018-07-09T09:15:31-04:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Environment|Tags: , , , , , , |

Seed Banks And The Importance Of Seed Collection

Seed banks have been a common activity going as far back as 8,000 B.C., when farmers realized they needed to protect their seeds to ensure the harvest for the next year. Seed banks were used to protect those seeds from extreme weather and animals.

Today’s seed banks are still quite important, but for primarily different reasons. […]

How Do You Know How Climate Change Is Effecting Soil?

Researchers continues to report on how climate change is effecting soil. As global warming and climate change progresses, the carbon stored inside Earth’s soil could escape into the atmosphere at a much faster rate than previously expected. In a worst-case climate change scenario, carbon dioxide emissions could increase by 34 to 37 percent by […]

By |2017-11-30T12:09:44-04:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Environment|Tags: , , , , |

Photosynthesis: Fighting Climate Change

Photosynthesis is the light-driven process of converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to the building blocks of plants, algae, and some bacteria. These building blocks are carbon compounds, such as glucose or sugar, with oxygen and water being by-products. Without this process, life as we know it wouldn’t exist.

The photosynthesis process can be a key to fighting […]

By |2017-09-18T19:46:19-04:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Environment|Tags: , , , |