- Volunteers help with maintenance of Big Tree in Rockport Updated: Feb-13-16 3:17 pm
ROCKPORT, Texas - A more than 1,000-year-old live oak in South Texas is getting some special care to protect the towering tree from lightning strikes.
- Military bases among winners of $720M in conservation grants Updated: Feb-12-16 3:39 pm
FORT STEWART, Georgia - Military bases in three U.S. states will share $17.5 million in conservation funding to protect longleaf pine forests used for training troops while assisting the recovery of threatened species, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday.
- Atlanta woman climbs oak tree to fight its removal Updated: Feb-12-16 1:21 pm
ATLANTA - An Atlanta woman spent an entire day in an old oak tree to protect it from Georgia Power chain saws.
- Trees planted by Ohio city's founder 100 years ago cut down Updated: Feb-11-16 7:26 am
BARBERTON, Ohio - A historical society says vandals cut down 10 black walnut trees planted by the northeastern Ohio city's founder more than a century ago.
- Lab seeks donations to help restore trees damaged by fungus Updated: Feb-10-16 9:12 am
HILO, Hawaii - A University of Hawaii conservation laboratory has set up an online crowdfunding page to help deal with a fungus that has infected hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's most important trees.
- Tree-killing pest found in Iowa City; bug now in 30 counties Updated: Feb-09-16 1:20 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - State officials say an invasive insect that kills ash trees has been confirmed in Iowa City.
- Arborist says root rot contributed to fatal tree fall Updated: Feb-08-16 12:59 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A California arborist says the tree that fell and killed a Washington state man over the summer had root rot disease, making it more likely to fall in high winds.
- California to remove dead trees in Sierra for fire safety Updated: Feb-08-16 8:22 am
FRESNO, California - Money from a fire prevention fee paid by some California residents will be used to remove dead or dying trees.
- Controversy grows around historic tree in gated community Updated: Feb-06-16 9:50 am
NORTH CANTON, Ohio - A northeast Ohio man who has proudly brought guests to see what's considered the world's oldest cucumber magnolia tree has become the target of criticism from residents who don't want him bringing people inside their gated community.
- Grants tree removal decreases transient camps, trash dumping Updated: Feb-05-16 12:33 pm
GRANTS, New Mexico - Officials say an ongoing tree removal project in the northwestern New Mexico city of Grants has cut down on illegal trash dumping and transient camps.
- Volunteers work to rebuild forest damaged in 2012 fire Updated: Feb-05-16 7:33 am
LIHUE, Hawaii - A group of volunteers is helping to restore the Hikimoe Ridge, three years after the forest was damaged in a fire that burned several thousand acres on Kauai.
- Thousands of trees to be given away Friday Updated: Feb-05-16 6:32 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Mississippi's Arbor Day isn't until Feb. 12, but the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District is giving folks the opportunity to get a head start on the celebration.
- Winter thaw triggers sap run in maple country Updated: Feb-04-16 4:18 pm
WEST TOPSHAM, Vermont - A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees.
- Man killed in San Jose when tree falls on him at park Updated: Feb-02-16 10:01 am
SAN JOSE, California - A man was killed when a 70-foot tall eucalyptus tree fell on him at a park in San Jose.
- UMaine scientists eye performance of Maine trees in lumber Updated: Feb-02-16 4:20 am
ORONO, Maine - Scientists and engineers at the University of Maine are evaluating the performance of Maine trees in a kind of lumber that is used to build homes in Canada and Europe.
- Snedeker winds up a winner at Torrey Pines Updated: Feb-01-16 6:36 pm
SAN DIEGO - With his glove tucked in his back pocket and a putter in his hand, Brandt Snedeker walked off the green pumping his arms to celebrate a six-shot comeback to win the Farmers Insurance Open. That was the only part of his victory that looked normal.
- Turn Louisiana's boudin sausage into drive-worthy experience Updated: Jan-27-16 10:58 am
SCOTT, Louisiana - Want a true taste of the real Louisiana? You'll want to get behind the wheel and head out of New Orleans and off into the cypress swamps and rice paddies of Cajun country. Because that's where you'll find scores of mom-and-pop meat shops and convenience stores preserving a hundreds-year-old tradition of some very special sausages known as boudin. And you'll be glad you did.
- Penn State project explores shrubs as renewable energy Updated: Jan-24-16 12:49 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania - Some people look at the scraggly kind of trees that grow on the side of road and think of them as woody weeds.
- Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct Updated: Jan-20-16 9:44 pm
NEW DELHI - For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Jan-20-16 5:26 pm
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- Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in Indian state Updated: Jan-20-16 3:24 am
PANAJI, India - Coconut trees are no longer considered trees in the tropical Indian state of Goa, where authorities have reclassified them as palms to allow farmers to cut them down more easily.
- Nurseries growing 1st planting of Washington's newest apple Updated: Jan-19-16 11:08 am
QUINCY, Washington - A sea of 2-foot-tall trees, brown leaves still hanging on, ride above a blanket of snow.
- Dickinson Conservation sale raises funds, helps environment Updated: Jan-19-16 4:11 am
KINGSFORD, Michigan - The apple trees Jennifer Johnson helped plant at her father's home in spring 2011 are "doing great," she said.
- Eagle Scout candidate designs houses for Capitol squirrels Updated: Jan-17-16 10:27 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia State Capitol Complex's newest buildings don't require clearing a security checkpoint and being scanned by a metal detector to enter - you just have to be able to climb a tree and squeeze through a 2-inch hole.
- Effort proposes restoring longleaf pines in SC forest Updated: Jan-16-16 1:48 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The federal government is proposing a program to help restore longleaf pine forest in the Congaree National Park southeast of Columbia.