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One Tree Hill is an American teen, young adult television drama created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB Television Network.After its third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The CW Television Network, and since September 27, 2006 the network is the official broadcaster for the show in the USA. The show is set in fictional town Tree Hill in North Carolina and originally follows the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty). Their relationship evolves from heartless enemies to caring brothers, and the basketball drama, as well as the brothers’ on-again/off-again romances with female characters, are significant elements within the series.The first four seasons of the show focus on the characters’ high school years. With the beginning of the fifth season, Schwahn decided to skip the timeline four years ahead, showing their lives after college. In the seventh season, he adjusted the timeline one year into the future after the sixth season.The opening credits were originally intertwined with the song “I Don’t Want to Be” by Gavin DeGraw playing in the background. The theme was removed from the opening in the fifth season, due to production costs and Schwahn feeling that it was more so representative of the main five’s adolescent lives.The credits then only consisted of the title written on a black background. The theme was restored for Season 8, due to audience demand, and will be sung by different artists each week.
The show has received average ratings, with the second season being the highest rated season, averaging 4.3 million viewers weekly.It has also won Teen Choice Awards. On May 12, 2009, it was confirmed that Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton declined to return for the seventh season, although stories on what transpired vary. Their characters (Lucas and Peyton) had been two of the five main protagonists, as well as one of the central love stories, throughout the show.Since the two departed, ratings have steadily declined with some episodes reaching below the two million mark; this ties in with the network’s other shows that also suffered a decline in ratings.The CW officially renewed the show for an eighth season consisting of a minimum 12 episodes on May 18, 2010.Schwahn said this is the last season all the original cast members are contracted for. However, he is hoping the series could go on for more seasons as the network did not announce this as the last season of the show, which they did for Smallville.There were reports that the show had been picked up for a full 22-episode season, but this has since been denied by The CW and Sophia Bush. As of September 2010, the future of the show is still uncertain, and this is affecting the scripts in terms of whether the show needs to be concluded or not. Season eight premiered on The CW on Tuesday, September 14.
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Question by maot: How invasive is the Royal Empress tree in Texas?
I live in central texas and am concerned about its invasiveness. Will love to hear from some body who lives in Texas and had this tree for a few years. I am about to plant one but don’t want to deal with several more Royal Empresses popping up on their own that I can’t get rid of.
Answer by mariokartwiiidot2
Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb. & Zucc. ex Steud.
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Common Name(s): princess tree, princesstree, royal paulownia,and royal empress tree
USDA Plants: PATO2
Description: Deciduous tree to 60 feet (18 m) in height and 2 feet (60 cm) in diameter with large heart-shaped leaves, fuzzy hairy on both sides, showy pale-violet flowers in early spring before leaves, and persistent pecan-shaped capsules in terminal clusters in summer to winter. Abundant flower buds present on erect stalks over winter.
History: Imported to Europe by the Dutch East India Company in the 1830s and brought to North America soon after. Historical records describe its medicinal, ornamental and timber uses as early as the 3rd century B.C. Its ability to sprout prolifically from adventitious buds on stems and roots allows it to survive fire, cutting and even bulldozing in construction areas. It is prized for carving.
Biology & Spread: Princess tree can reproduce from seed or from root sprouts; the latter can grow more than 15 feet in a single season. The root branches are shallow and horizontal without a strong taproot. Seed-forming pollen is fully developed before the onset of winter and the insect-pollinated flowers open in spring. A single tree is capable of producing an estimated twenty million seeds that are easily transported long distances by wind and water and may germinate shortly after reaching suitable soil. Seedlings grow quickly and flower in 8-10 years. Mature trees are often structurally unsound and rarely live more than 70 years.
Ecological Threat: Princess tree is an aggressive ornamental tree that grows rapidly in disturbed natural areas, including forests, streambanks, and steep rocky slopes.
Resembles/Alternatives: Many native shrubs and trees make excellent alternatives to Princess tree. Examples include serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis and A. arborea), redbud (Cercis canadensis), flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), American holly (Ilex opaca), red mulberry (Morus rubra), spicebush (Lindera benzoin), and sassafras (Sassafras albidum). Contact the native plant society in your state for additional recommendations and for information on local sources of native plants.
Management: Princess tree can be controlled using a variety of mechanical and chemical controls. Hand pulling may be effective for young seedlings. Plants should be pulled as soon as they are large enough to grasp. Seedlings are best pulled after a rain when the soil is loose. The entire root must be removed since broken fragments may resprout. Trees can be cut at ground level with power or manual saws. Cutting is most effective when trees have begun to flower to prevent seed production. Because Princess tree spreads by suckering, resprouts are common after cutting. Cutting should be considered an initial control measure that will require either repeated cutting of resprouts or an herbicidal treatment.
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US Habitat: Common around old homes, on roadsides, riparian areas, and forest margins in infested areas. Infrequently planted in plantations. Spreads by wind- and water- dispersed seeds. Invades after fire, harvesting, and other disturbances. Forms colonies from root sprouts.
Im from Louisiana and i dont have one,but i know alot about the plant.
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Question by Billal A: In World of Warcraft, what talent tree is the best for a dwarf hunter to do really good dps?
Answer by dukefenton
If you want to really dish out the pain, take Marksmanship; but it will be that much harder for your pet to hold aggro.
With Beast Mastery and the right pet, you can do almost as well without as much risk.
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Artificial Christmas Tree
The first artificial Christmas trees were developed in Germany during the 19th century, though earlier examples exist. These “trees” were made using goose feathers that were dyed green. The German feather trees were one response by Germans to continued deforestation in Germany. Developed in the 1880s, the feather trees became increasingly popular during the early part of the 20th century. The German feather trees eventually made their way to the United States where they became rather popular as well. In fact, the use of natural Christmas trees in the United States was pre-dated by a type of artificial tree. These first trees were wooden, tree-shaped pyramids lit by candles, they were developed in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by the German Moravian Church in 1747.
Types of artificial trees
Main article: Feather Christmas tree
An example of an antique feather Christmas tree
Feather Christmas trees, originally of German origin, became popular in the United States as well. Feather trees were initially made of green-dyed goose feathers which were attached to wire branches. These wire branches were then wrapped around a central dowel which acted as the trunk Feather Christmas trees ranged widely in size, from a small 2 inch tree to a large 98 inch tree sold in department stores during the 1920s. Often, the tree branches were tipped with artificial red berries which acted as candle holders. The branches were widely spaced to keep the candles from starting a fire, which allowed ample space for ornamentation. Other benefits touted for feather trees included the elimination of a trip to the tree lot and the lack of shed needles.
In 1930 the U.S.-based Addis Brush Company created the first artificial Christmas tree made from brush bristles. The company used the same machinery that it used to manufacture toilet brushes. The trees were made from the same animal-hair bristles used in the brushes, save they were dyed green. For a time, the brush trees were immensely popular, with large numbers exported to Great Britain, where the trees also became popular. These brush trees offered advantages over the earlier feather trees. They could accept heavier ornamentation, and were not nearly as flammable.
Main article: Aluminum Christmas tree
An aluminum Christmas tree
Aluminum Christmas trees are a type of artificial tree that are made largely from aluminum. The trees were manufactured in the United States, first in Chicago in 1958, and later in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where the majority of the trees were produced. Aluminum trees were manufactured into the 1970s, and had their height of popularity from their inception until about 1965. That year A Charlie Brown Christmas aired for the first time, and its negative portrayal of aluminum Christmas trees is credited for a subsequent decline in sales.
A PVC Christmas tree decorated with fairy lights and baubles
Most modern artificial Christmas trees are made from 100% recycled plastics of used packaging materials, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or other plastics. Just about 10% of trees made in the recent years are using virgin suspension PVC resin and despite being plastic most artificial trees are not recyclable or biodegradable. PVC trees are fire-retardant but not fire-resistant. Many of these trees are made in China; from January to August 2005 million worth of artificial trees from China entered the United States.
Plastic trees come in a variety of different styles. Some have become more and more lifelike over the years and may contain polyethylene in their branches for further realism. The Prelit Tree has become increasingly popular in the United States and Germany as well, most prelit trees are not made from recycled plastic materials because all prelit trees are being classified into the categories of electrical products and are subject to the mandatory regulations for the safety standards of electrical products e.g. UL, CSA, GS, BS and RoHS. Artificial Christmas trees may be “frosted” or “glittered” and designed for outdoor uses with UV additives. Plastic trees can come in a variety of different colors, and one type came with built-in speakers and an MP3 player.
Companies such as Mountain King, Barcana and the National Tree Company have marketed increasingly realistic PVC trees made to closely resemble Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine or other common types of Christmas trees. During the 1990s trees not only began to appear more realistic but some also smelled more realistic. Many of these more modern models came with pre-strung lights and hinged branches which simply had to be snapped into position.
An stand-alone upside down Christmas tree
Trends in artificial tree consumption have constantly evolved and a number of designer and other types of artificial Christmas trees have appeared on the market. Fiber optic trees come in two major varieties, one resembles a traditional Christmas tree. The other type of fiber optic Christmas tree is one where the entire tree is made of wispy fiber optic cable, a tree composed entirely of light. David Gutshall, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, received a patent for the latter type of fiber optic tree in 1998.
One Dallas-based company offers “holographic mylar” trees in many hues. Tree-shaped objects made from such materials as cardboard, glass, ceramic or other materials can be found in use as tabletop decorations. Upside-down artificial Christmas trees were originally introduced as a marketing gimmick; they allowed consumers to get closer to ornaments for sale in retail stores as well as opened up floor space for more products. There were three varieties of upside-down trees, those bolted to the ceiling, stand alone trees with a base, and half-trees bolted to walls.
Sales and usage
Artificial trees became increasingly popular during the late 20th century. Users of artificial Christmas trees assert that they are more convenient, and, because they are reusable, much cheaper than their natural alternative. Between 2001 and 2007 artificial Christmas tree sales jumped from 7.3 million to 17.4 million.
In 1992, in the United States, about 46 percent of homes displaying Christmas trees displayed an artificial tree. Twelve years later, a 2004 ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed that 58 percent of U.S. residents used an artificial tree instead of a natural tree. The real versus artificial tree debate has been popular in mass media through the early 21st century. The debate is a frequent topic of news articles during the Christmas holiday season. Early 21st century coverage of the debate focused on the decrease in natural Christmas tree sales, and rise in artificial tree sales over the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The rise in popularity of artificial trees did not go unnoticed by the Christmas tree farming industry in the United States. In 2004, the U.S. Christmas tree industry hired the advertising agency Smith-Harroff to spearhead an ad campaign aimed at rejuvenating lagging sales of natural trees. A 1975 poll by Michigan State University showed the reasons why consumers were beginning to prefer artificial over natural Christmas trees. The reasons included safety, one-time purchasing, and environmental responsibility but the biggest reason respondents gave pollsters was no messy needle clean up.
A PVC Christmas tree decorated on Christmas Eve
Most artificial Christmas trees are manufactured in the Pearl River delta area in China. Promoters of artificial trees highlight them as convenient, reusable, and of better quality than artificial trees of old. Supporters also note that some apartment buildings have banned natural trees because of fire concerns.
There is also a robust market for artificial Christmas trees in Poland. An estimated 20 percent of all Christmas trees sold in Poland are artificial, and many are made domestically by individual families. One producer from Koziegwki stated that every other house was an artificial tree producers. The trees are made from a special film which is imported from China or Thailand. Entire families take part in production and the trees are sold throughout Poland with some being exported to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The debate about the environmental impact of artificial trees is ongoing. Generally, natural tree growers contend that artificial trees are more environmentally harmful than their natural counterpart. On the other side of the debate, trade groups such as the American Christmas Tree Association, continue to refute that artificial trees are more harmful to the environment and maintain that the PVC used in Christmas trees has excellent recyclable properties. One researcher at Kansas State University called the idea that artificial trees are eco-friendly an “urban myth”.
In the past, lead was often used as a stabilizer in PVC, but it is now banned by Chinese laws. Most PVC materials for making artificial Christmas trees are now using tin as a stabilizer in recent years. PVC was used in some of the 2007 recalled Chinese toys. A 2004 study found that while in general artificial trees pose little health risk from lead contamination, there do exist “worst-case scenarios” where major health risks to young children are present. The lead author of the 2004 study, Dr. Richard Maas, noted in 2005: “We found that if we leave one of these trees standing for a week, and we wipe under the tree wel find large amounts of lead dust in many cases under the tree”.
In 2007, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) asked the Consumer Products Safety Commission to investigate lead levels in Chinese imported artificial trees. Lead-free artificial Christmas trees do exist; for example, one U.S.-based company uses barium instead of lead as a stabilizer in its PVC trees. A 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report found that as the PVC in artificial Christmas trees aged it began to degrade. The report determined that of the 50 million artificial trees in the United States approximately 20 million were 9 or more years old, the point where dangerous lead contamination levels are reached.
“Attack of the Mutant Artificial Christmas Trees”
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Question by christos: I recently start playing world of warcraft.I love playing with a dps warrior human so i made a talent tree!?
please take a look and give my your opinion!!
Answer by Nik
That’s a pretty good build. Very close to my dps warrior build (linked in Source below).
I’m curious if you are finding the points in Intensify Rage or Commanding Presence to really be worth it, though. I’m finding that Cleave is more useful as a rage dump in multiple-target scenarios, and I like being able to AoE slow (with Piercing Howl). Finally, I’m just too fond of the extra rage from Bloodrage, particularly Glyphed, to give up Improved Bloodrage. 2H Weapon Specialization does me no good if I’m rage-starved.
Other than those questions, though, I can see your build as definitely being viable (possibly more so than mine in raiding situations, honestly).
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