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Metal eating tree discovered

A plant just discovered in the jungles of the Philippines could help clean up contaminated industrial sites. Source: Takepart

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If a tree talks in the forest can you hear it?

What if we could identify plants not by sight but by sound? It’s not entirely fanciful: every plant makes a unique set of sounds, an auditory signature, influenced by its physiology. Source: Gizmodo
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Tree houses of the world

Remember the good old days when a tree house was a rough assemblage of two-by-fours and plywood wedged into the crook of your backyard oak tree? These days, tree houses are more than just hideaways. Source: USA Today
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Abbott government pays for tree farming

The federal government has moved fast to reassure farmers the generation of on-farm carbon credits through storing carbon in trees or reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions remains a valuable and potentially lucrative source of income despite the imminent axing of the carbon tax. Source: The Australian
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Mallee tree harvest halted by poor government

Keith Wilson runs a sheep and wheat farm in the heart of the wheatbelt of Western Australia. He planted more than 700,000 mallee trees in the hope of selling them to the State Government for electricity generation. Source: ABC News
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National Tree Day

Volunteers planted about 1.5 million trees as part of National Tree Day in late July. Sources: Ninemsn, Planet Ark, The Newcastle Herald
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Honda turns its hand to tree farming

Honda is doing more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than just engineer its cars. It has funded the planting of over 530,000 native trees in New Zealand since 2004, through its TreeFund. Source: Stuff NZ

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Five star tree houses in UK

As English country house hotels go, Chewton Glen is one of the more traditional – a slice of five-star luxury on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. Source: Illawarra Mercury
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Tree change review by TCA and AFPA

Greater use of timber and wood products from sustainably managed forests represent an enormous opportunity for Australia to wean itself off a diet of steel and concrete. Source: Timberbiz
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Tree clearing farmers could start Queensland forest wars

Farmers say they can be trusted not to go overboard if tree-clearing laws are relaxed in Queensland. Source: The Australian
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