Church Fined $4,000 for ‘Improper Tree Pruning’ Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
According to the Observer, the city of Charlotte passed a tree ordinance in 1978 deeming trees that are incorrectly pruned or topped are subject to fines. As a result, any landscaping deemed “excessive” on these trees is subject to the regulation, including trees on commercial property.
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$50,000 tree disappears while homeowner is on vacation Posted: 4 years ago by hisidea
Police Capt. Randy Pentis said having a person allegedly call a tree service to remove someone else's tree is rare. "It's criminal," Pentis said. "It's grand theft of property."
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Scientists discover the 'No Parking' tree Posted: 3 years ago by AutumnLotus
The tree, a deciduous hybrid related to the rowan, was first noticed in a small lay-by at Watersmeet in North Devon in the 1930s with a no-parking sign tacked to the bark.

It is only recently that scientists have undertaken a biochemical analysis to confirm the tree is a new species and it was formally named yesterday.
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Tree of Life Animal Kingdom Posted: 2 years ago by AutumnLotus
Emerge from the heavy foliage of the Oasis - Before you stands the 145-foot tall Tree of Life. The branches span 165 feet across. There are over 100,000 leaves on the tree and the trunk is 50 feet wide. 20 artists carved into the trunk, branches and roots over 320 animals. Thousands worked on the construction of the Tree of Life which took 18 months to build. Photos
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Pooktre Tree Shapers Posted: 5 years ago by Mershaullk
In 1986 Peter had the idea of growing a chair. Nine years later Peter & Becky became partners. Pooktre was born. Together they have mastered the art they call Pooktre, which is the shaping of trees as they grow in predetermined designs.
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Anne Frank's tree to be cut down Posted: 5 years ago by suebe
The old chestnut tree that comforted Anne Frank while she was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands is to be cut down.
more from wiki on the tree
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Tree of knowledge officially declared dead Posted: 5 years ago by teaya21
mephitic dipsomania blamed for execrable deracination of erudition

declared "deontologically deleterious"
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Dutch city fines Roman Catholic church for ringing bell too early and too loud Posted: 4 years ago by muppet
In a ding-dong battle between a Catholic church and city fathers, a priest is being slapped with a 5,000-euro fine each time he rings his church bell to call his flock to early morning Mass.
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Synthetic tree captures carbon 1,000 faster than real trees Posted: 2 years ago by kakana
Scientists have designed a synthetic tree that traps carbon dioxide from the air in an attempt to combat growing emissions.
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NJ Family Finds Pumpkin Growing in Tree Posted: 4 years ago by AutumnLotus
Pumpkins don't usually grow on trees, but that's exactly where a New Jersey family found one this weekend. The Phillips family found a 10-pound orange object hanging on a vine from a tree in their backyard.
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Anne Frank tree blows down Posted: 1 year ago by DoggySpew
The tree that Anne Frank could see from her hiding place during World War II blew over in strong winds on Monday afternoon. Its trunk is broken about one and a half metres above the ground, according to local tv station AT5. No one was hurt and there is no damage to surrounding buildings.
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The first tree genome is published. No, not on paper. Posted: 5 years ago by Galoot
Wood from a common tree may one day factor prominently in meeting transportation fuel needs, according to scientists whose research on the fast-growing poplar tree is featured on the cover of tomorrow's edition of the journal Science.
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Testosterone Theology: Men-Only Church Meets in Gym Posted: 5 years ago by suebe
No hymnals. No pews. No steeple. No stained glass windows. And no women.
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Rare tree kangaroo species has twins at Neb. zoo Posted: 3 years ago by AutumnLotus
Nebraska zookeepers are seeing double and they're thrilled about it, with the birth of twins to a rare species of tree kangaroo.
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Uganda's 'sex tree' under threat Posted: 4 years ago by AutumnLotus
The soaring demand for a tree which some Ugandans believe can boost a man's libido and virility, may lead to its extinction.
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Melting Glacier Reveals Ancient Tree Stumps Posted: 4 years ago by AutumnLotus
Melting glaciers in Western Canada are revealing tree stumps up to 7,000 years old where the region's rivers of ice have retreated to a historic minimum, a geologist said today.
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A Tree Won't Grow In Brooklyn Posted: 2 years ago by suebe
A woman was threatened with arrest after she tried to halt the planting of a potential "unlucky" tree in front of her apartment building.
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Bizarre X-Mas Tree Ornaments Posted: 3 years ago by Bornbad
Not sure who wants to hang garlic, pickle, pizza ornaments on a tree. But I guess having selection is better than having no selection.
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Living Root Bridges Posted: 2 years ago by AutumnLotus
In the depths of northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges aren't built - they're grown. The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves.
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Rare, endangered ghost orchid featured in book, movie found in Florida tree Posted: 4 years ago by AutumnLotus
A rare ghost orchid has been found growing high in an old cypress tree in a southwest Florida nature preserve.
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Man Suffocates While Stuck In Tree Posted: 3 years ago by suebe
A man is dead after being trapped more than 50 feet up in a palm tree, but fire officials say it probably wasn't the chainsaw wound to his leg that killed him
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