- Timber business booming throughout northeast Florida Updated: Sep-04-15 9:25 am
LIVE OAK, Florida - The towering grove of century-old longleaf pines surrounding Roger Ward's family home is a rare site in this verdant swath of north-central Florida - most pines here are cut and processed for profit as soon as their 15-to-18-year growth cycle is complete.
- Old oak in Bloomington's Seminary Park to come down Updated: Sep-04-15 5:09 am
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - One of Bloomington's most historical trees has been tagged for removal.
- Dubuque treats trees infested by emerald ash borers Updated: Sep-02-15 4:52 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A pesky insect that slowly kills ash trees has been found in Dubuque and is expected to spread quickly through the city's extensive ash tree population.
- Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth Updated: Sep-02-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions fewer than there used to be, a new study concludes.
- Officials confirm emerald ash borer in Dubuque County Updated: Sep-01-15 6:28 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - The trace of a pesky insect that slowly kills ash trees has been reported in Dubuque County in eastern Iowa.
- Man pleads not guilty to cutting trees from Montana refuge Updated: Aug-31-15 11:52 pm
BUTTE, Montana - A man accused of illegally cutting down 52 Douglas fir trees from the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Montana has pleaded not guilty to theft of government property.
- Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops Updated: Aug-30-15 3:38 pm
PINE TREE, Arkansas - Farmers should expect to see an unusually thick wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state, which outdoors experts blame on widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and late-season planting.
- Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
- Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area Updated: Aug-29-15 9:14 pm
SEATTLE - Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers.
- Orchard grows food, sprouts education on raising fruit trees Updated: Aug-29-15 10:46 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - It's hard to beat biting into a juicy apple plucked right from the tree.
- Ancient northern Idaho cedar grove survives nearby wildfires Updated: Aug-28-15 5:09 am
EAGLE, Idaho - An ancient cedar grove appears to have survived a wildfire that burned through northern Idaho, leaving officials optimistic about the chances a similar stand in Montana will survive.
- Massive white oak tree spared trimming by power company Updated: Aug-28-15 3:46 am
BLOOMINGDALE, Michigan - A massive white oak tree in southwest Michigan has been spared trimming that an expert says would have likely made it lose its state "champion" status.
- State quarantines Big Island ohia trees due to fungus Updated: Aug-27-15 7:58 am
HILO, Hawaii - The state Board of Agriculture is banning shipments of ohia trees from leaving the Big Island in hopes of curbing the spread of a deadly fungus.
- Judge rules against using vehicles for juniper removal Updated: Aug-25-15 7:26 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A federal judge has ruled that it is illegal to use motorized vehicles to remove juniper in wilderness study areas near Oregon's Steens Mountain.
- Rare fallen trees led to I-90 tragedy near Lookout Pass Updated: Aug-23-15 2:23 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - They please the eye, helping break up the monotonous miles that plague much of the U.S. interstate highway system.
- Q&A: The story behind an invasive plant in the southwest Updated: Aug-21-15 1:52 am
PHOENIX - The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks across the United States, mostly in the southwest, to prevent erosion. It grew fast, its thick branches and oily leaves spreading out across five states in the West.
- Investigations underway in illegal destruction of 100 trees Updated: Aug-17-15 12:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - State and federal criminal investigations have launched into the destruction of nearly 100 trees at an unauthorized housing development in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
- Colorado trees dying after early fall freeze Updated: Aug-16-15 4:58 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - Trees along the Front Range are dying following an unexpected hard freeze last fall and an insect invasion, hitting some trees and bushes especially hard, including ash, cottonwood, elm, willow trees and even hedges on front lawns.
- NAU researchers look at fungi and climate change Updated: Aug-15-15 1:52 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - News may not be so gloomy for certain types of trees predicted to go extinct because of climate change.
- Invasive hemlock tree parasite discovered in Ottawa County Updated: Aug-14-15 4:10 am
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - State officials are crediting an Ottawa County tree surgeon with helping catch an infestation of an invasive tree parasite in the early stages.
- Poor roots, water weight may have toppled tree onto children Updated: Aug-14-15 12:32 am
PASADENA, California - An 85-foot-tall tree that fell in a Pasadena park last month, injuring eight children, had root problems, was leaning and may have absorbed a heavy load of water from a recent storm, according to an arborist's report released Thursday.
- Lightning splits large redwood tree in residential Tacoma Updated: Aug-13-15 6:16 am
TACOMA, Washington - A thunderstorm in the Puget Sound region gave some Tacoma residents a scare when lightning split an almost 100-foot-tall redwood tree in half.
- Boulder County seeks comments on plan to manage ash borers Updated: Aug-13-15 5:06 am
LONGMONT, Colorado - Boulder County officials are soliciting public comment on a draft of a multi-year plan to manage the threat a beetle called the emerald ash borer poses to the health of ash trees on county-managed properties.
- Enviros, state officials call for MRGO wetlands restoration Updated: Aug-11-15 8:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Environmental groups and state leaders Tuesday renewed calls to fix the wetlands outside New Orleans destroyed by the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, a federally built shipping channel blamed for worsening the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
- Clemson experiments with bagging peaches while on the tree Updated: Aug-10-15 8:41 am
ROCK HILL, South Carolina - A way to avoid pests and the pesticides used to keep them off peach trees may be in the bag.