DIY Bedroom – Build Your Own Log Bed

Green Furniture Home Design

How about a log bed? But, you ask, how are log beds made? A log bed is a type of bed frame built totally from logs, which are cut and shaped to tie jointly with no any nails or screws. In the early periods log beds were produced from cross rails and a mattress used to top them. Contemporary log beds embrace a box spring in addition to a mattress, and thus there is no need for cross rails. Below are the steps required to make a log bed.

Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Carbon emission performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Carbon emissions performance of commercial logging in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Instead, Griscom and colleagues went where the logging action was actually happening.

Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks

Nature Conservancy - Science

It will arrive in the forest, and trees will die. It might seem a hopeless situation, to watch helplessly while the trees you’re trying to protect are dying. But what if you could sell those trees for lumber before the pest arrived, and use the proceeds to save other trees?

Natural Hand Peeled Log Beds

Green Furniture Home Design

Here at Eco-Friendly Furniture Design Ideas, we love the look and feel of a cabin by the lake, or cozy little lodge nestled on a tree-covered mountainside. We have found that you can buy rustic log beds built from artfully hand-peeled cedar and aspen logs. Beds hand peeled log bed rustic bedroom design rustic modern bedroom

Logging Threatens Reef Fish Nurseries in the Solomon Islands

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the Solomon Islands, near-shore logging operations significantly reduce populations of juvenile bumphead parrotfish on their nursery grounds, according to new research from Nature Conservancy scientists, jeopardizing both reef health and local livelihoods.

Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging With Lidar

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists demonstrates that lidar — a way of remotely mapping forests with lasers — is an effective and accurate tool to measure the effects of reduced-impact logging in Indonesia, but it’s still not as cost effective as traditional ground-based monitoring.

Bioacoustics Reveal How Biodiversity Changes Across Borneo’s Logged Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Then the tree groans. It falls — seemingly in slow motion as wood splinters and earth rips — tearing down vines and obliterating smaller trees beneath its bulk. Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing.

Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

But what’s less often acknowledged is halting logging entirely will make climate change worse, as wood is one of the most sustainable building materials. A World Without Logging Doesn’t Exist. Mapping Reduced-Impact Logging with Lidar.

Juggling Chainsaws: Carbon, Biodiversity, and Livelihoods in the Logging Landscape

Nature Conservancy - Science

A forest planner tags trees at a reduced impact logging (RIL) concession in East Kalimanatan, Indonesia. Fortunately new methods are emerging to verify lower impact logging, so that the conservation benefits of “sharing” nature with timber production can be carefully tracked.

Ancient Tree Stumps Shed New Light on Fire in Florida

Nature Conservancy - Science

What stories could the stumps of ancient trees tell? By using a unique combination of ancient pine stumps and tree core data, she is extending our knowledge of fire ecology back hundreds of years to figure out how often the land really burned. The trees are the answer.”.

UN Report: 90% of illegal logging may be linked to organised crime

Green Prophet

Illegal logging is not only killing the planet – it is supporting organised crime too. Back in 2010 we reported on the case of Moroccan activist Mohammed Attaoui who was facing imprisonment for his stance against illegal logging. Living in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, Attaoui insisted that ‘mafia-style’ corruption was behind illegal logging which threatened the protected cedar of Morocco.

The Last Tree for Orangutans

Conservancy Talk

They live in and need trees, but their natural forests are being converted to palm oil plantations and coal mines at an unsustainable rate. Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post written by Niel Makinuddin, Senior Manager for the Conservancy’s East Kalimantan program.

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Jordan Steps Up Anti-Logging Efforts Over Winter

Green Prophet

Authorities in Jordan are stepping up the monitoring of forests to stop illegal logging over the winter months. The onset of winter can only mean one thing- the weather is going to get colder and in Jordan, that means a rise in illegal logging.

There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared

Green (Living) Review

The kings of the Eastern forest now die as shrubs American chestnut trees once blanketed the east coast, with an estimated 4 billion trees spreading in dense canopies from Maine to Mississippi and Florida. Essentially, the giant trees were reduced to shrubs by the 1950s.

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Barcodes Protect Tropical Rainforests from Illegal Logging

Eco Friendly Daily

But in the effort against illegal logging, barcodes could offer an innovative solution. It’s tagging the precious hardwood tropical trees with barcodes. The technology is not new but its application as an identity marker for individual trees is innovative.

A Tree for Life Not Just for Christmas

Green (Living) Review

With over 6* million Christmas Trees dumped outside on the streets each year, and 976,000** of those in London alone simply being thrown away, it is never too early to start thinking about how we can be more environmentally responsible this festive season.

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Can Cutting Trees Save Wolves?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Logging. Overharvest may be occurring because logging roads provide easier access for hunters and trappers to get into wolf habitat. So it may seem counterintuitive that one way to boost wolf numbers may be through logging. After logging, the habitat was largely uniform.

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A Tree for Life Not Just for Christmas

Green (Living) Review

With over 6* million Christmas Trees dumped outside on the streets each year, and 976,000** of those in London alone simply being thrown away, it is never too early to start thinking about how we can be more environmentally responsible this festive season. Once at the end of the Christmas period, the tree can then be collected by the Little Tree Company in the New Year and re?planted The Little Tree Company Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

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After the Clearcuts: People and Ecology in an Alaska Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

This is young growth forest, trees that have grown following extensive logging, often by clearcutting, thirty years ago. And, unlike pristine forest, these trees are all the same age, creating a uniformity that is not ideal for wildlife habitat.

Largest Indoor Christmas Tree in the UK features at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

Green (Living) Review

The largest real indoor Christmas tree in the UK at 15metres high and over 7 metres wide, has been unveiled as the central feature of this year’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas between the 16th – 20th November 2011, at London’s Earls Court.

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Maintaining Healthy Forests Takes More than Planting Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

I used to think the answer was to plant more trees. Logging Ash to Save Hemlocks. Citizen Science That Speaks for the Trees. They call it an old-growth forest, but not all of the trees are old. Behind them you can see the densely packed trees. ©

Exotic Tree Species under Pests Attack in Malawi

Greentumble

looks grim as devastating pests have been attacking exotic trees for over three years now. The pest, that makes affected trees drop honey dew, is reported to have originated from Australia. According to recent statistics, Malawi has over 55,000 hectares of eucalyptus tree plantations.

Using the whole tree, and not just for firewood

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) All too often woodsmen and coppice workers today can but think firewood and, maybe, a few other things as to the use the trees that they cut, whether in coppicing or general felling operations.

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The horse in forestry operations

Green (Living) Review

Aside from pulling wagons the horse in forestry was primarily used to pull tree trunks from the felling area to the roadside and such like and has a much lighter footprint on the ground than does the tractor or today's tree harvesters.

The "AERE" tree seems to be gone from the front cover of JEEM

Environmental Economics

I had heard that there was some confusion over who actually owned the AERE tree (seen at the right on a previous JEEM cover). I once read somewhere that this was "Ralph's tree." This is because a tree represents a lack of seriousness or something like that. 

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Organizations Investigate Illegal Logging In Madagascar; Majority Of Demand From China

Eco Friendly Daily

Unfortunately, Madagascar is also home to immense illegal logging. The logging is even threatening national parks in the country in addition to areas outside the parks. Tree species and animal species are all threatened by the logging.

Learning to Dance With an Absolute: Treeplanting, Disappointment, Grind & Bliss. ~ Nik Beeson

Elephant Journal

The dance is improvisational in that every planter is unique, and has their own unique way of proceeding through a landscape, and every inch of that landscape is unique, and every tree that is planted is unique, and every occurrence of a tree being planted is a unique and unrepeatable event.

The American Woodcock, And Why We Should Be Cutting More Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nearly every square inch of North America was systematically logged and logged again at a rapid clip. Since then, land conservation, decreasing demand for forest products and globalization have relieved some of the logging pressure on eastern U.S.

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Dead Wood & Migrating Salmon: Restoring a Southeast Alaska Stream

Nature Conservancy - Science

Streams in Southeast Alaska can’t function ecologically without fallen logs. They need dead trees. That’s why I’m jumping over logs with U.S. For the past several decades, Prince of Wales Island has also been defined by logging.

Use it or lose it?

10,000 Birds

Earlier this year a cyclone blew through New Zealand and uprooted a lot of native trees on government land on South Island. This is kind of a big deal because since the 90s logging has been banned on government land, and the government is moving to allow some of that timber to be removed and sold. The logs will be flown out by helicopter, and while I know that fallen timber is an important ecosystem service, there is so much around now that the insects that use it will do okay.

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Harvesting urban timber

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I know that this sounds a little on the drastic side but fact is that there are times where urban trees have to be felled or have to have a real serious haircut, be it street trees, those in parks, or those on private properties. In the wild trees are getting harder to come by, and thus lumber for the making of various things, because too many of our woodlands are not properly managed and have not been for many decades.

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Sawmills and the Limits of Conservation Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

The island had been heavily logged 30+ years ago, and today much of the island is covered in dense, uniform stands of young growth trees that are of little value to wildlife. That’s why I’m now at a small sawmill in the forest, one where logs sit are stowed in abandoned pick-up trucks.

How Green is Your Chainsaw?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our findings in a new study in the journal of Global Change Biology show that we can measure how green your chainsaw is — step 1 in our plans to green-up commercial logging operations. Logging operation in Borneo. Reconciling forest conservation and logging in Indonesian Borneo.

Money on Trees

Eco Friendly Daily

The revenue that would be generated by forest preservation for these nations is designed to prevent an economic crisis as industries like logging, farming and hunting become environmentally inviable.

The Sound of Fewer Trees Falling

Eco Friendly Daily

Greenpeace has teemed up with guitar manufacture heavyweights like Gibson, Yamaha and others for Music Wood – a program that oversees the logging practices of guitar manufacture suppliers. Apparently, the kinds of trees that have superior acoustic abilities also have long growing periods. A longer growth cycle means that there is are fewer trees overall. If a tree takes 100 years to mature, it is inherently less replaceable.

Going Green at Christmas: What is Greener, A Real or Fake.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Going Green at Christmas: What is Greener, A Real or Fake Christmas Tree? by greenwise on December 15, 2010 This year about 30 million real Christmas trees will be sold in the USA alone. I have incredible memories of Christmases in the past with a real tree, freshly cut, decorated to the max, taking center stage in the living room.

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Canary in the Cornfield: Why the Fuss about Monarchs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

They are the state insect or butterfly of seven US states and an important ecotourism resource in Mexico, where millions of monarchs overwinter on oyamel fir trees. Overwintering and Oyamel Fir Trees. Monarch feeding on orange glory, Asclepias tuberosa, a variety of milkweed.

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Something Green – Muslim Couples Required to Plant Trees Before Marriage

Green Prophet

Muslim couples in Indonesia are now required to plant two trees before receiving their marriage permit . The authorities in Muslim Indonesia, however, have taken green love one step further with new couples being required to plant a tree before they are granted their marriage permit. The policy has a noble purpose, and it is necessary to support the government’s tree-planting program,” Iwan Zulhami, an official at the religious affairs office, told the BBC.

Protecting Florida’s Last Old-Growth Pines

Nature Conservancy - Science

Jean, I have this tree I want to show you,” says Sticky. Once covered with forests of longleaf pine and saw palmetto, most of ridge’s sandhill habitat is in bad shape after decades of extensive logging and fire exclusion. As we reach the tree, Huffman and Jennifer Navarra set to work.

Christmas Tree Recycling Tips No Matter What Type You Have

Eco Friendly Daily

Just in case you plan to get rid of your Christmas tree after. other Christmas trees will be joining your in the landfill this year. instead of throwing your tree take a look at the recycling alternatives below. Artificial Tree. If you have an artificial tree you can use it again next. year and the year after that and so on, but if you ever grow bored of your tree. you can donate it, consign it or freecycle the tree. Live Cut Tree.

Harley-Davidson a New Partner in Conservation

Conservancy Talk

As part of this initiative, Harley-Davidson is supporting The Nature Conservancy’s work in the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil by helping to plant 110,000 trees through the Plant a Billion Trees Campaign. What do conservationists look like? Do they wear fleece jackets? Or hiking boots?

Kid-Friendly Green Films

Green Blog

A town heavily dependent on logging lashed out against the book when the book was put on the second-graders reading list. The plot follows 12-year-old Ted, who sets out to find a tree amidst his futuristic high-tech world in order to win the affections of his crush. Culture & Celebrity Dr. Seuss environmental message environmentally friendly green films kids logging the lorax truax

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Liberia Looks to save its rainforest by Barcoding trees

Celsias

In 2003, the United Nations belatedly imposed an embargo on Liberian “logs of war.” Nearly two-thirds of West Africa’s remaining rainforests are in the small but troubled nation of Liberia. That is a small miracle. A decade ago, Liberia’s forests were being stripped bare by warlords to fund a vicious 14-year civil war that left 150,000 dead. ” Revenues crashed and, coincidentally or not, the war swiftly came to an end.