Topic: Tree

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 ...

indonesians tree tigers
July 08, 2013

Indonesians trapped up tree by snarling tigers

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Five Indonesian men remained trapped up a tree Sunday three days after being chased into its branches by Sumatran tigers who also mauled their friend to death, police said. Four of the snarling animals were still surrounding the base of the tree following their initial ...

tree plantation drive starts
April 15, 2013

Tree plantation drive starts

CHITRAL - Tree plantation campaign was kick started at Lawari Top area of Chitral on Sunday during which some 25,000 sapling would be planted at Ziarat and Lawari Top area. The drive has been initiated in assistance with Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP), a project of Program for Economic ...

tree plantation drive kicks
October 10, 2012

Tree plantation drive kicks off

OKARA - District Officer Coordination (DOC) Abdul Ghafoor Chaudhry stressed the need for an effective strategy to ensure nurturing trees being planted during the on-going campaign besides achieving the plantation target set for the season.Speaking to the media after inaugurating plantation drive at ...

tree plantation drive starts
October 01, 2012

Tree plantation drive starts

 SARGODHA - On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Special Assistant on Food and Environments Mansha Allah Butt, the Food Department started a tree plantation drive here the other day.       –ReporterFood Department Deputy Director Syed Arif Raza Bukhari inaugurated ...

tree plantation drive kicks
September 26, 2012

Tree plantation drive kicks off

LAKKI MARWAT - District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Hamid Mughal launched the tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling on the premises of judicial complex Tajazai on Tuesday. Among others Additional Sessions Judge Rajab Ali Khan, Senior Civil Judge Ghulam Abbas, Civil Judge Malik Hasnain, ...

tree tales
April 19, 2012

Tree tales

If you ever get a chance to travel to Kohat and visit the Cantonment, you cannot, but marvel at the number of trees that stand in pre-independence compounds or form leafy canopies over well kept roads. Old and gnarled, these denizens of the forests are silent witnesses to events that legends are ...

tree plantation drive launched
February 28, 2012

Tree plantation drive launched

LAHORE – Chief Minister Shahbaz on Monday inaugurated the tree plantation campaign of the Spring Season by planting tree of bottle palm at Chief Minister’s Secretariat. MPAs, Secretary Forest, Director General PHA and DCO Lahore were also present on this occasion. As many as 20 million ...

gilani launches spring tree plantation drive
February 15, 2012, 5:39 pm

PM Gilani launches spring tree plantation drive

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday inaugurated the Spring Tree Plantation campaign by planting sapling at Prime Minister’s House. Gilani planted a “Chir Pine” on the glossy green slopes of the PM House, an extension to the towering trees that adorn the slopes of the ...

Woman Sleeps 20ft Tree
May 10, 2011

Woman sleeps 20ft up in tree

Baffled shoppers in a Chinese city couldnt work out where the snoring noise was coming from until they looked up. And there - 20ft above them - was a homeless women curled up and fast asleep perched on a narrow tree branch. Passers-by, in Lanzhou, Gansu province, couldnt believe the woman was able ...

Christmas Tree Plastic Spoons
December 21, 2010

Christmas tree made of plastic spoons

A CHRISTMAS tree made of 80,000 plastic spoons was lit up in Taiwan bringing an environmental message to the holiday season. The 12 metre tree, made by a team of six students from Transworld University, is destined to be recycled at the end of the festive season. The students won a competition set ...

'Plant a tree' campaign by Ufone Volunteer Group

ISLAMABAD (PR) - The employees of Ufone recently took part in an eco-friendly activity in Damial in which they conducted 'Plant a tree campaign jointly with the 150 students of The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Primary School, says a press release. This campaign was conducted at the General ...

Avari Tree Drive
April 07, 2010

Avari tree drive

LAHORE (PR) - With a concern for the environment, Avari Lahore Hotel actively contributes to conservation of nature; with one of its steps as launching of the tree plantation drive twice a year every year. The spring tree planting campaign 2010 was launched at Avari Lahore by planting a sapling of ...