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Mutation in vegetation around Fukushima. Photo courtesy of thefukushimaradiationtreereports.wordpress.com
Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

Conservation group Greenpeace warned that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen.

Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season
Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season

Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving.

Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season
Photo courtesy of Aliya Medetova.
40m poplar tree topples on cars in Pavlodar

Strong wind has knocked down a 40-meters poplar tree in Pavlodar city, smashing the cars parked nearby. Luckily no one was hurt.

40m poplar tree topples on cars in Pavlodar
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Apple trees bloom again in August end in northern Kazakhstan

Apple trees are blooming in Kokshetau city of northern Kazakhstan for the second time this year.

Apple trees bloom again in August end in northern Kazakhstan
Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees
Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

A fire raging in California's Yosemite National Park advanced, threatening a grove of famous giant sequoia trees.

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees
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Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent

A windstorm has ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and even killed a person in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent on May 12.

Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent
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Japan's 'Tree Town' sculptors make living art

With a deft clip here and a gentle tug there, Makoto Ishibashi sculpts trees with the skill of an artisan whose work is far more than just a job.

Japan's 'Tree Town' sculptors make living art
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Haiyan to hit Philippine coconut oil exports: industry official

Global coconut oil supplies will likely fall next year, an industry official said Friday, after the killer typhoon that struck leading exporter the Philippines last month destroyed millions of trees used to produce the commodity.

Haiyan to hit Philippine coconut oil exports: industry official
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Cutting or damaging conifer trees punishable by law in Kazakhstan

Cutting of 7 or more conifer trees in Kazakhstan is a criminal offense in Kazakhstan.

Cutting or damaging conifer trees punishable by law in Kazakhstan
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Australian scientists strike gold in gum trees

Australian researchers have found tiny particles of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors discover new deposits of the precious metal.

Australian scientists strike gold in gum trees
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Nazarbayev calls to make Kazakhstan green

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has held a field meeting on development of the Green Belt around Astana.

Nazarbayev calls to make Kazakhstan green
 'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots: study
'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots: study

Seen by some as emblematic of the Mediterranean landscape and cuisine, the olive tree in fact has its domesticated roots in Kurdish regions, said a study Wednesday that seeks to settle an age-old debate.

'Tree of life' has Kurdish roots: study
Environmental hangover from Indonesia's palm oil thirst
Environmental hangover from Indonesia's palm oil thirst

The roar of chainsaws has replaced birdsong, the once-lush, green jungle scorched to a barren grey. The equivalent of six football pitches of forest is lost every minute in Indonesia.

Environmental hangover from Indonesia's palm oil thirst
World's biggest, oldest trees are dying: research
World's biggest, oldest trees are dying: research

Scientists Friday warned of an alarming increase in the death rates of the largest living organisms on the planet, the giant, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and wildlife.

World's biggest, oldest trees are dying: research
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Bitsy beetle warms Canada: study

An army of rice-grain-sized beetles, attracted by warming weather, has moved into Canada's western forests, where its tree massacre is causing the mercury to rise yet further.

Bitsy beetle warms Canada: study
A big aport apple. Photo courtesy of yvision.kz
1 kg apple presented on City Day in Almaty

Almaty citizens celebrated the City Day on Sunday, September 16.

1 kg apple presented on City Day in Almaty
Japan tsunami 'miracle pine' cut down, preserved
Japan tsunami 'miracle pine' cut down, preserved

A lone pine tree that stood as a symbol of hope in Japan, after surviving the huge tsunami that swept away a forest of 70,000, was being cut down Wednesday in a bid to preserve it.

Japan tsunami 'miracle pine' cut down, preserved
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Foresters keep quenching smoldering trees on Mokhnatka mount

40 foresters continue quenching smoldering roots and trunks of trees on Mokhnatka mount in Ile-Alatau national park.

Foresters keep quenching smoldering trees on Mokhnatka mount
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230,000 trees to be planted along Western Europe – Western China highway

It is planned to plant 231 thousand saplings instead of the trees that were cut down along Western Europe - Western China highway.

230,000 trees to be planted along Western Europe – Western China highway
Scores injured as typhoon lashes Hong Kong
Scores injured as typhoon lashes Hong Kong

More than 100 people were injured and trees were ripped from the ground as a typhoon lashed Hong Kong packing winds in excess of 140 kilometres (87 miles) an hour.

Scores injured as typhoon lashes Hong Kong