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  Discovery Channel :: News - Animals :: Rising CO2 Levels Fueling Shrub Invasion
Shrubs have been steadily encroaching on traditional rangelands from the Great Plains in the United States to Mongolia and Kazakhstan for at least two centuries, and in the past 10 to 15 years, ecologists have linked the trend to increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The study provides the first piece of evidence to support that theory and suggests that these kinds of environmental conditions favor shrubs over native grasses, presumably because the plants are better able to use CO2 for photosynthesis.
With carbon dioxide levels projected to increase sharply by the end of the century, the findings have serious implications for the management of these open rangelands which cover about 40 percent of the Earth's surface and are typically used to support livestock, the authors of the paper said.
dsc.discovery.com /news/2007/08/28/grazing_pla.html?category=animals&guid=20070828103000&dcitc=w19-506-ak-0001   (324 words)

  Shrub / Grass | Alaska Rangelands
Shrubs are well adapted to the low moisture, low soil nutrients, and relatively short growing season of shrub / grasslands.
Shrubs and grasses are well adapted to life in moisture and nutrient poor soils and harsh conditions, which are distinctive of many places in Alaska that are in the early stages of succession, such as glacial moraine and braided riverbeds.
Shrubs are known for their ability to survive in challenging areas with minimal moisture.
www.uaf.edu /snras/AGNIC_web/Shrub_Grass.html   (2292 words)

 shrub mod :: server-side mods - Planet Wolfenstein
The shrub mod is a server-side mod for Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
shrub mod 2.05b is now available for download!
For example, camping frozen enemies' bodies may not be a wize tactic, as it's very easy for an enemy to lob a grenade into an area to freeze campers and run in to unfreeze his teammates.
planetwolfenstein.com /shrub   (2906 words)

 Chinese shrub gives best cure for deadly malaria - Boston.com
But this shrub, also called the Artemisia annua, is widely regarded by medical experts as the best cure for malaria, one of the world's leading killer diseases.
Artemisinin is the malaria-fighting compound extracted from the shrub and is used to treat the disease, which causes fever, vomiting, body aches, diarrhea, anemia, loss of concentration, delirium, convulsions, coma and eventually, death.
Close by is a plaque, detailing what Ge Hong wrote about the magic shrub, which modern clinicians say is able to control raging malaria-fevers in less than two hours in some cases.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2007/01/25/chinese_shrub_gives_best_cure_for_deadly_malaria   (949 words)

  Shrub Roses
Shrub roses and old garden roses are gaining national popularity as gardeners realize the excellent floral quality, good disease tolerance, and winter hardiness of these plants.
By planting shrub roses, pesticide usage can be minimized and some labor intensive jobs eliminated, such as protecting roses from low winter temperatures.
These are just some of the shrub roses which appear to have good hardiness and nice ornamental characteristics based on our trials at the W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC), 630 West Lake, Fort Collins, CO on the southwest side of the Colorado State University campus.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Trees/Shrubs/shrub.htm   (267 words)

  Shrub - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A shrub or bush is a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of woody plant, distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, usually less than 6 m tall.
An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or garden is known as a shrubbery.
Shrubs in common garden practice are generally broad-leaved plants, though some smaller conifers such as Mountain Pine and Common Juniper are also shrubby in structure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shrubs   (269 words)

 AllRefer - Species: Shrub Live Oak | Quercus turbinella   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Shrub live oak-Gambel oak hybrids are particularly evident in northern and southwestern Utah and in central Colorado [13,14,21,91,92,93].
Shrub live oak is a clump-forming or clonal evergreen shrub or less commonly a small tree [81,84,94,101].
Shrub live oak seeds tend to be somewhat heavy, weighing an average of 0.046 to 0.053 ounce (1.3-1.5 g) per seed [30], and are consequently not transported long distances by most seed-dispersing animals.
reference.allrefer.com /wildlife-plants-animals/plants/tree/quetur/all.html   (6682 words)

 Shrub Guide
Shrubs that are winter sensitive need time to establish before facing their first winter.
Once your shrub has recovered, it is important to water it again to replenish the water that the plant has taken up into its leaves and to leave it a reserve for tomorrow.
Shrubs that bloom in the spring, however, should be pruned in the late spring or early summer after they have finished blooming.
www.sunshinenursery.com /GardenNotebook/articles/shrub_guide.htm   (1347 words)

 Shrub Species for Single-Row Field Windbreaks Under Center-Pivot Irrigation Systems
Since shrub species have only rarely been used in field windbreaks, windbreak specialists had to base their recommendations on past performance of shrub species in farmstead shelterbelts and ornamental plantings.
The original purpose for growing crops in the bays between the shrub rows was to determine the effect of crop fertilizer and chemical treatments on the shrub species.
Table 2 lists the final shrub species tested, in alphabetical order by planting date, and gives comments on their performance through the 1989 growing season when the project was terminated.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/naturalresources/DD6042.html   (2952 words)

 Shrub Handbook
Native shrubs have evolved with temperature and rainfall extremes and were relatively unharmed during the Christmas freezes of 1983 and 1989 which devastated the non-native plantings.
With smaller shrub's, chances of survival and rapid growth are very high, they are cheaper, and within a year their size equals those which were initially 2 to 3-times larger.
Shrubs that lose their leaves, either in winter or during a drought, this is the best time to prune as they are bare and it allows for the best assessment of the shrub's overall shape and health problems, and for ease in seeing where cuts are to be made.
nativeplantproject.tripod.com /rgvshrub.htm   (4845 words)

 shrub. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Shrubs are an important feature of permanent landscape planting, being used for formal decorative groups, hedges, screens, and background plantings, to which they contribute pattern, color, fragrance, or utility.
Many shrubs are beautiful even in winter because some keep their green foliage (as in the evergreen arborvitae and rhododendron), while many deciduous shrubs have decorative stem and branch forms or brightly colored fruits.
Tree species may grow as shrubs under unfavorable environmental conditions, and the distinction between trees and shrubs becomes one of usage rather than of strictly botanical characteristics.
www.bartleby.com /65/sh/shrub.html   (265 words)

 Demography of desert phreatophytic shrubs
The answer was no: shrubs died randomly with respect to a shrub's llocation relative to its neighbors.
Shrubs were dispersed randomly both before and after the mortality caused by lack of water.
Data from the long-term study suggested that once a phreatophytic shrub sends its long tap root to deep soil moisture, shrubs no longer compete for water because the ground water is limitless provided the shrub is able to track it by growing its tap root.
trc.ucdavis.edu /catoft/shrub.htm   (815 words)

 Tree & Shrub
This balanced fertilizer was applied with a lance injected into the root zone of your trees and shrubs and applied at 150-200 pounds of pressure laterally into the soil.
Fertilizing trees and shrubs of the home landscape can be a very important part of maintaining an attractive landscape.
Inspection of all the trees and shrubs on your property and treatment of those with current insect and disease problems and common potential problems.
www.naturescapelawncare.com /treeshrub.html   (1552 words)

 Modern Shrub Roses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For landscaping purposes, the shrub roses and the climbers are the workhorses of the rose genus.
But when these plants are considered as fragrant repeat-blossoming landscape shrubs, their stunning beauty is unsurpassed by any other class of roses.
As shrubs, the plants are typically large, 5 to 8 ft high, and roughly the same dimension wide.
members.aol.com /srbrubaker/roses/shrubros.htm   (1021 words)

 Larner Seeds: California Native Shrub and Vine Seeds
Shrub with silvery leaves and white flowers in large lacy flat heads.
Deciduous shrub that thrives near California coast and is valuable in the shrub border.
Deciduous shrub long-used in the garden for its delightful spring bloom of pendant flower clusters in shades of pink.
www.larnerseeds.com /_pages/shrub_and_vine.html   (605 words)

 Shrub-Steppe Series: What About Shrub_Steppe?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Other shrubs you probably have seen in our area, but may not have recognized, are rabbitbrush, greasewood, hopsage, bitterbrush, and buckwheat.
Rabbitbrush often is mistaken for sagebrush because both shrubs are medium sized, gray-green, frequently grow together, and bloom in late summer or fall.
Although identifying shrubs may seem confusing, you probably are familiar with some shrub-steppe wildflowers.
www.pnl.gov /pals/resource_cards/ShrubSteppe.stm   (1059 words)

 Young Students Learning Library: SHRUB@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A shrub is a woody plant with more than one stem.
Deciduous shrubs lose their leaves in the fall.
Tall shrubs are planted in gardens to make hedges or borders.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28017453&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (190 words)

 shrub on Encyclopedia.com
SHRUB [shrub] any woody, perennial, bushy plant that branches into several stems or trunks at the base and is smaller than a tree.
The blueberry is a remarkably hardy, disease-resistant and reliable shrub.
A Chinese snowball shrub blooms in a garden in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, that has been tended to by three generations of the same family.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s1/shrub.asp   (817 words)

 WDNR - State Nursery Program - Wildlife Shrub Species   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is a multiple-stemmed, upright, spreading shrub that stands 10 to 12 feet tall when mature.
This shrub is heavily browsed by deer, and the fruit is a preferred food of wild turkey, grouse, quail and many songbirds.
A moderate sized shrub that is commonly found along woodland edges, old pastures and thickets.
dnr.wi.gov /org/land/forestry/Nursery/Order/shrubs.htm   (523 words)

 Garden Shrub Information | Popular Gardening Shrubs
No matter whether you call them shrubs or bushes, shrubs are a vital part of any garden and can greatly enhance the landscape as a convenient way to offset other plants and define garden boundaries.
From flowering shrubs to evergreen shrubs and ornamental shrubs, we have an extensive library of bush and shrub information to assist any gardener.
Plants for Sale Plant Stands Seeds and Bulbs Shrub SeedsOrganic Gardening Garden Decor
www.gardenguides.com /plants/shrubs   (71 words)

 shrub mod :: server-side mods - Planet Wolfenstein
The shrub mod is a server-side mod for Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.
Their rates are insanely low ($3/slot with no setup fee) and they allow you to swap in mods and maps at no charge on your own, so clans can easily switch between shrub and OSP as needed.
For example, camping frozen enemies' bodies may not be a wize tactic, as it's very easy for an enemy to lob a grenade into an area to freeze campers and run in to unfreeze his teammates.
www.planetwolfenstein.com /shrub   (2906 words)

 glossary qz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Shrubs usually have many thick stems instead of one big trunk.
Some plants are considered shrubs if they don't grow to their full size, and trees if they are able to become fully grown.
Most trees and shrubs can be identified by thier twigs, especially in Winter.
www.fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/glossary_qz.htm   (1718 words)

 Tree & Shrub Care / Seascape Landscape & Tree Service
SeaScape's Tree and Shrub division provides the very finest in care for your trees and shrubs.
SeaScape's trained arborists are experts in maintaining your trees and shrubs professionally.
Our arborists will ensure your shrubs are pruned according to professional industry standards.
www.seascapeinc.com /tree_shrubcare.html   (369 words)

 Rose: shrub roses
Shrub roses are an eclectic group of plants noted for their hardiness.
Shrub roses can be grown both as single feature plants or as flowering hedges.
Many English shrub roses developed by David Austin are so packed with petals they resemble peonies.
www.ext.colostate.edu /PTLK/1745.html   (331 words)

 GardenGateTips.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When you’re looking for good candidates, look for plants described as “large shrubs or small trees.”; Or look for shrubs that grow 8 to 15 feet tall, have a coarse branching habit, and don’t form suckers (tall, thin, out-of-place stems).
When working with a short shrub or with a young shrub that you’ve just brought home from the nursery, repeat this step for several years until the tree reaches your goal height.
In spring, once the shrub reaches the desired height, select three to five large side branches at the top of each trunk to form the main canopy.
www.gardengatetips.com /rss/redirect.php?target=http://www.GardenGateTips.com/etips/030730.html   (384 words)

 RMRS - Shrub Sciences Lab - Welcome!
Established in 1975, the Shrub Sciences Laboratory is a unique facility devoted principally to wildland shrub ecosystem research, the only laboratory in the world with this research mission.
Of 24 broad shrub types found in the U.S., 23 occur in the West.
Shrub Lab employees often work in conjuction with professors, students and staff at Brigham Young University.
www.fs.fed.us /rm/provo   (213 words)

 Shrub Roses, Apuldram Roses, Rose Growers - BALLERINA | BLANC DOUBLE DE COUBERT | BONICA (Meidomanac)
Shrub roses are best grown as a species or used as hedging - some make impenetrable barriers.
The approximate size to which each shrub grows is shown, although you can keep larger shrubs within bounds by prunning.
However back in the 21C It is one of the most popular of the old shrubs with its large full blooms of purple/crimson and frilled petals which open fully flat.
www.apuldramroses.co.uk /Shrub-Roses.htm   (550 words)

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