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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Japanese Maple Tree

These trees have the botanical name Acer palmatum. Their natural habitat in addition to Japan is China, Eastern Mongolia, Korea as well as South East Russia. Various Cultivars of this tree are selected and are around the world and sold by various places such as The Tree Center.

These trees reach around 10 meters and are deciduous in nature. They grow as understory plants in woodlands that are shady, and they have various trunks which join near the ground. These trees are shaped like a hemisphere or are dome shaped when mature.

Each of these leaves is between 4 – 12 cms long and they are wide. They are lobed palmately and have 5, 7 or 9 lobes which are pointed. The flowers of these trees are produced in cymes, and the individual flower has five whitish petals, with five sepals which are either purple or red, and the fruit of the tree are winged samaras. Each of these samaras contains a seed of 6 – 8 mm and is 2 – 3 cms long. To germinate, stratification is required. That is why places like The Tree Center sell these tiny trees.

These trees have a countless number of forms, colors, sizes and leaf types. Some of them are tolerant of the sun, but most prefer part shade especially when the climate is hot. If the place is too hot, the leaves shrivel up in summer but in spring, the trees are known to sprout new leaves. In places that are very cold, the branches either get damaged or die due to harsh winter and snow in particular, but the stem is known to sprout again once the weather improves. These trees if given sufficient water are known to last for years. In arid and drought conditions, though, they may die, and so sufficient water is needed to be given to the trees. These trees are known to blend well with the other plants that are there, and they are sold by The Tree Center mainly as borders and along ornamental paths.

People buy Japanese Maple from The Tree Center and other places as they are ideal for growing in small gardens. As these trees stay at 15 feet for a long time, they are the best option. Incase the owner decides, by pruning these trees can be kept at the size they want forever. These also due to this factor can be grown in planters boxes as well as in large containers.

Use Mahogany Trees

Various reasons that make Mahogany wood a popular choice among the manufacturers is that it is strong and durable and responds well to hand and machine tools as the nailing and screwing properties of its wood are really good. Also, it is able to resist insects and moisture naturally so that the created wooden product is not damaged easily. So, it is widely used to make various household items and furniture pieces such as small bowls and spoons, tables, dining set, cots, antique clock, mirror frames, dressing tables. Interior and exterior doors and to carve out kitchen cabinets and window shutters. Apart from furniture pieces, Mahogany is also used to provide exotic flooring in any type of premises.

Mahogany trees are found in mainly three types, namely entandrophragma, swietenia and khaya of which swietenia is the most popular one used for landscaping needs as they are smaller in size, resistant to wind and can be hold onto any shape. These trees are highly prized for their natural red to deep burgundy color tones and are used in boat interiors, interior design moldings and decorative veneers. Many prominent hotels, restaurants, resorts and apartments use the products made of swietenia Mahogany to increase the aesthetics of their establishments.

Read more: Use Mahogany Trees In South Florida Miami For Landscaping
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Outdoor Lighting for Front And Back Yard

Most residential neighborhoods, especially those in the suburbs or upstate areas, don’t have a lot of lights lighting up the private spaces. The roads may be well lit, unless you are driving on a not so important highway, but the private premises which would include everything from your driveway to the backyard, your patio to the backdoor will not be well lit. Let’s face it, no one likes going to the dark side of the property at night.

Any property should be adequately lit. It should not be over the top as that would be a waste of energy and it should not be poorly lit or not lit at all. There are many reasons why you should call in your electrician and set up outdoor lighting. You don’t need to spend a small fortune. You don’t need elaborate arrangements. You can opt for humble lights or you can go for decorative lighting. As long as you are lighting up your outdoor, it is a great improvement.

Decorative lighting will highlight your deck, patio, lawn and backyard. You would find it convenient to park on the driveway more if it was equipped with cool lights. You would be tempted to sit and relax on your deck or just laze for a while. You can have an evening chat with your family on the front lawn or just make your patio look welcoming to your guests. While it is not relevant to talk about curb appeal, your home will look more beautiful with decorative lighting.

If aesthetics isn’t a good enough reason for you then security should convince you to get an electrical company using Electricians Austin to install outdoor lighting. You may live in a safe neighborhood or one that has a history of theft, effective security lights will help deter trespassers. Your property should not be vulnerable to trespassing and it should not appear to be welcoming to people with nefarious intentions. When you have dark outdoor areas of your property, it is inviting for thieves and trespassers. So brighten up your home or business today and have some fun while you’re doing it.

Information of Biomimicry

Inspired by Buckminster Fuller, who first coined the word Earthships, PACIFIC DOMES has been pioneering sustainable habitats by sharing the vision of BioEnergy Domes with individuals and communities throughout the planet. One such project can be found on Navajo land in northern Arizona. This self-contained BioEnergy Dome ecosystem generates emissions-free electricity, producing food and even recycling greywater – wastewater from household sources (toilets excepted).

BIOSPHERE 2 rises up from the southwest desert landscape just outside Tucson, Arizona. Aptly named Biosphere 2, the gigantic BioDome greenhouse structures are the largest closed self-sustaining eco system ever created. The PACIFIC DOMES family worked closely with Biosphere 2 during the early days of attempting to recreate the Earth’s ecosystems. Biosphere 2 is now owned and operated by the University of Arizona, as part of an ongoing science research laboratory mimicking Earth’s ecosystems.

BIOS 3 is another closed ecosystem at the Institute of Biophysics in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, formerly of the Soviet Union. Attempts to purify air and grow food for space exploration in a sealed environment began in 1972 with the BIOS 3 Siberian Experiments in Bio-regenerative Life Support. Before we can colonize other potentially habitable planets, the first thing we need to do is develop a fully functional biosphere for long-term human occupation. We especially need to figure out ways to keep CO2 levels in check, maintain a steady internal temperature, avoid water acidification, and find a way to keep our sanity in check given the close confines.

The Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mission MARS Desert Research Station is a 36-foot-wide (11 meters) and 20-foot-high (6 m) solar-powered dome remotely located on the Mars-like slopes of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii. A team of six scientist astronauts live for an entire year in the PACIFIC DOMES habitat simulating life on Mars. The NASA sponsored goal is to find out how people will respond to the isolation that might accompany a mission to Mars.

Living organisms have evolved well-adapted structures and materials over geological time through natural selection. The complexity of biological systems that might be imitated is enormous. BioDome earth based science finds answers in the biomimicry of Nature’s ecosystems.