rubber tree


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rubber tree

a tropical American euphorbiaceous tree, Hevea brasiliensis, cultivated throughout the tropics, esp in Malaya, for the latex of its stem, which is the major source of commercial rubber

rubber tree

[′rəb·ər ‚trē]
(botany)
Hevea brasiliensis. A tall tree of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) from which latex is collected and coagulated to produce rubber.
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The present study addresses the question of how much carbon can be sequestered by a rubber tree plantation by performing the following two analyses: biomass measurements in rubber tree stands of different ages in adjacent areas to estimate the biomass accumulation rate and soil carbon and isotopic carbon determination in soils to study the carbon storage change that is associated with the conversion from a pasture to a rubber tree plantation.
Did you know, Nick, that while your average rubber tree pot plant sits happily in the house, it can grow up to 100ft tall when planted in the garden, causing havoc with its deep roots?
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In this context, the Agronomic Institute of Campinas/SP (IAC) in partnership with Embrapa Agricultural Instrumentation (CNPDIA) is developing research projects for the rubber tree genetic improvement and NR characterization.
Their biomass extraction chain in Ghana harvests redundant rubber trees and processes them into woodchips, which are then sold to European powerhouses and energy traders in order to displace the burning of coal.
Introduced by French colonists, and soon exploited by international businesses including the French tire company Michelin, Vietnamese rubber trees were decimated by Agent Orange, a substance used by the American military as a defoliant in an attempt to deprive the Vietcong of ground cover.
The three bombs exploded in a rubber tree plantation in Yaha district of Yala Province as workers began arriving at the plantation, according to the police.
Asian rubber tree plantations have supplied the vast majority of the world's rubber since the 1870s, and Asian manufacturers now produce nearly 85 percent of the world's condoms.
Manalu has been distributing rubber tree seedlings to farmers in this rural western Indonesian province and encouraging the farmers to plant the trees in land long left idle.