Topic: Tree

CDA to plant 0.3m saplings in monsoon tree plantation drive

ISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority (CDA) would plant 0.3 million saplings during the ongoing monsoon tree plantation drive throughout Islamabad.Member Environment Syed Mustafain Kazmi said this while addressing the participants of a ceremony held in connection to Monsoon Tree Plantation ...

tree drive kicks
September 05, 2014

Tree plantation drive kicks off

BAHAWALPUR Trees are important and valuable for human existence as they improve environment thus everyone should take part in tree plantation campaign, said Divisional Commissioner Capt (r) Javed Akbar.He stated this during inauguration of tree plantation campaign 2014 here the other day.He said ...

creature finally tree life
August 19, 2014

505m-yr-old creature finally given place in ‘Tree of Life’

Daily MailLondonA bizarre worm-like animal that lived 505 million years ago has been definitively categorised on the ‘Tree of Life’ by scientists.Known as Hallucigenia the creature has legs, spikes, a head and a tail, and has been linked with a group of modern animals for the first ...

tree plantation kicks at iub
August 19, 2014

Tree plantation kicks off at IUB

BAHAWALPURIUB/GSCWU Vice-Chancellor Dr Saleem Tariq Khan inaugurated the tree plantation campaign at University College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences by planting a sapling here on Monday.Addressing on the occasion, the VC that IUB had been planting the saplings for the martyrs and ...

baby born woman tree
August 15, 2014

Baby born after woman killed by falling tree

Baby born after woman killed by falling tree

dco kicks tree plantation drive
August 15, 2014

DCO kicks off tree plantation drive

PAKPATTANTrees are important and valuable for human existence as they improve environment thus everyone should take part in tree plantation campaign, said DCO Javed Akhter Mehmood.He stated this during inauguration of tree plantation campaign 2014 here the other day. On the occasion, the DCO said ...

Beetles devour George Harrison tribute tree

AFPLOS ANGELESA tree planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of the late George Harrison of the Beatles has been killed by beetles, a city councilor said Tuesday.Tom LaBonge, whose district includes Griffith Park, told AFP that the Japanese black pine tree, planted about 12 years ago, would be ...

rape victim hanged tree layyah
June 21, 2014

Rape victim hanged from tree in Layyah

MUZAFFARGARH - A girl, Muzammil Bibi, 20, daughter of Allah Ditta, a farmer, was found hanging from a tree in Nawan Kot, Layyah, some 160 kilometres from Multan, on Friday.According to Layyah DPO Ghazi Salahuddin, the incident took place in the Nawan Kot area of tehsil Chobara of Layyah district ...

girl body hanging tree
June 20, 2014, 2:20 pm

Girl’s body found hanging from tree

LAYYAH- Body of a young girl has been recovered hanging from a tree in a village in Punjab’s Layyah district. Locals said she was kidnapped two days ago. According to police, the incident took place in Nawan Kot area of tehsil Chobara of Layyah where local people found the body hanging with a ...

nepalese tree huggers claim record
June 06, 2014

2,000 Nepalese tree-huggers claim world record

AFPKATHMANDUMore than two thousand people including lawmakers and students hugged trees in a park outside Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Thursday to claim a new record on World Environment Day.After organisers sounded a horn, eager students, many wearing their school uniforms, clasped tree ...

koala cool tree hugger
June 05, 2014

Koala shows it’s cool to be a tree hugger

AFPPARISAustralia’s cuddly koala rarely drinks water and doesn’t have any sweat glands, long leaving scientists to wonder how it cools off in a heatwave. On Wednesday, zoologists announced they had uncovered the iconic mammal’s secret — hugging trees, whose trunks can be ...

Indian cousins found hanging from tree after gang-rape

NEW DELHI - Indian police have arrested one man and are looking for four other suspects after two teenage girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.The two cousins, who were from a low-caste Dalit community and ...

Coca-Cola Beverages launches tree plantation drive

LAHORE (PR): Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL), in collaboration with the Punjab Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department, will plant 30,000 trees along the Ravi River belt in Lahore. The project was initiated from Jallo Park, where CCBPL representatives along with the Punjab Forestry ...

‘Cherry tree from space’ mystery baffles Japan

TOKYO  - A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected - and with very surprising flowers.The four-year-old sapling - grown from a cherry stone that spent time aboard ...

plant tree sensibly
March 27, 2014

Plant a tree – sensibly

Thrice every year, in the spring, during the monsoon and in autumn, authorities responsible for keeping our environment healthy galvanize into action and enter into a frenzy of activity that starts with a sapling being planted by some VVIP or the other. I have been privy to these ceremonies ...

swat uni starts tree plantation
March 27, 2014

Swat Uni starts tree plantation

SWAT - The University of Swat started tree plantation drive as part of the 'Green Pakhtunkhwa Campaign' of the provincial government at the Charbagh Campus of the university the other day. Imran, In-charge Social Work of the university, said that apart from students, Departmental Coordinator of ...

jaffer iqbal tree plantation
March 26, 2014

Jaffer Iqbal opens tree plantation

LALA MUSA PML-N Member National Assembly Chaudhry Jaffer Iqbal tree plantation in educational institutions is aimed at creating sense of friendship with trees among the students. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of tree plantation campaign here at Government Degree College Lala Musa on ...

ultimate tree house
March 15, 2014

Ultimate tree house

MLMontpellier, FrancePiercing the skyline and sprouting branch-like balconies, an apartment block resembling a giant tree is set to come to life in Montpellier, France. Aptly called The White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc), at 17-storeys, the high-rise building embodies the capabilities of 21 century ...

cda kicks annual tree plantation drive
March 13, 2014

CDA kicks off annual tree plantation drive

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority is making its all-out efforts to make Islamabad the most beautiful and greenest capital of the world, said Member Engineering and Environment CDA, Sanaullah Aman, here on Wednesday.Speaking on the occasion of Annual Tree Plantation Campaign at Fatima Jinnah ...

tree plantation drive held lakki
March 01, 2014

Tree plantation drive held in Lakki

LAKKI MARWAT - District Education Officer Nazir Khan kicked off tree plantation drive by planting a sapling at the premises of Government Primary School Tajazai on Friday. In this connection the District Boy Scout Association arranged a function wherein DDEO Sharifullah Khan, ADO Nisar Muhammad, ...

One large tree can supply oxygen to 36 infants-forest deptt. Children Hospital infants' ward

One large tree can supply oxygen to 36 infants-forest deptt.Children Hospital infants' ward

dna tree palm decode scientists china saudi
December 09, 2013

Saudi, China scientists decode date-palm tree DNA

RIYADH : Scientists from Saudi Arabia and China said on Sunday they have completed mapping the genome of the date-palm tree, whose fruit is a staple food in many regions. Scientists from Riyadh's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and China's Shenzhen-based BGI have been working on the ...

largest christmas tree lights
December 02, 2013

World’s largest Christmas tree lights up in Brazil

CTSALVADOR -The 18th Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree - the world’s largest floating Christmas tree, according to the Guinness Book of Records - was inaugurated Saturday night, November 30th, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with a large free event featuring Brazilian singer, Simone, known ...

The Almond Tree: When novels distort legacies of struggle

Susan AbulhawaEdward Said showed us how fiction has sometimes been used to perpetuate oppression. This is particularly apparent when white privilege narrates marginalised lives without navigating ethical considerations inherent to the task of representing historic wounds and enduring struggles of ...

fallen tree dog
November 11, 2013

Fallen tree looks like a dog

LONDON: The council workers in Ipswich thought they were barking up the wrong tree when they saw this. Workmen were clearing up the town’s Alexander Park after the recent storms, and discovered a dog’s head in the upturned roots of a fallen oak tree. Alexandra Park and Holywells Park ...

lakki drive plantation tree
October 03, 2013

Tree plantation drive in Lakki

LAKKI MARWAT - Lakki Marwat Deputy Commissioner Syed Mujeebur Rehman inaugurated the tree plantation drive by sowing a sapling on the premises of his office on Wednesday.Among others, DFO Muhammad Idrees Khattak, SDFO Muhammad Yaqoob, CDO Rafiullah and CMO Abdul Wahid Khattak were present on the ...

tree chopped
August 24, 2013

400-year-old tree to be chopped down

HONG KONG - A 400-year-old banyan tree in Hong Kong will be cut down, authorities said Friday, after being hit by a fungal disease brought on when a park development starved its roots of oxygen and nutrients. Nestled in the heart of the city in Kowloon Park, the tree, Hong Kong’s oldest ...

tajik tree symbol eternal
August 22, 2013

Tajik tree, symbol of ‘eternal independence’, dies

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AFP):  A 50-year-old tree planted in the centre of Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe by President Emomali Rakhmon this year as a symbol of the ex-Soviet state’s “eternal independence” has dried up and died. The coniferous sequoia, reportedly imported ...

tree plantation kicks
August 07, 2013

Tree plantation drive kicks off

SAHIWALDCO Dr Sajid Mehmood Chohan has stated that trees play an instrumental role in keeping the atmosphere pollution free and asked the masses to plan maximum saplings during the monsoon plantation campaign. He expressed his views while inaugurating plantation campaign 2013 here the other day. ...

rescued days trapped tree tigers
July 09, 2013

Men rescued after days trapped in tree by tigers

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia:  A group of Indonesian men who spent four days trapped up a tree by Sumatran tigers were rescued Monday when wildlife experts induced the snarling creatures to leave, police said. The five were dehydrated, hungry and terrified following their ordeal which began Thursday ...