- $4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland Updated: Jun-02-15 5:52 pm
OAKLAND, California - A $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills has ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
- Storm topples 100s of Grand Teton trees, strands tourists Updated: Jun-02-15 12:55 pm
MOOSE, Wyoming - A gusty thunderstorm blew down hundreds of trees and stranded dozens of tourists for several hours on roads in Grand Teton National Park.
- Newport Beach residents mourn loss of tree with birds' nests Updated: Jun-02-15 6:15 am
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Residents of a neighborhood in Newport Beach are mourning the loss of snowy egret and black-crowned night heron chicks after the tree they were nested in was removed.
- Connecticut River floodplain restoration gets 2k-tree boost Updated: Jun-02-15 4:13 am
CANAAN, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says more than 2,000 new trees are helping preserve the floodplain along the Upper Connecticut River in Canaan.
- Trail closed at Indiana Dunes for removal of dead ash trees Updated: Jun-02-15 3:42 am
PORTER, Indiana - A trail at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is closed to allow crews to remove ash trees killed by an invasive beetle.
- Study: California grove's tallest tree is mere 777 years old Updated: Jun-01-15 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - An analysis found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods in California is 777 years old - not the 1,500 years once assumed.
- Vincennes works to save century-old ash trees from beetle Updated: May-30-15 12:18 pm
VINCENNES, Indiana - Indiana's oldest city is working to save several large ash trees from a devastating beetle.
- Minnesota Power to plant 3 million trees over next decade Updated: May-29-15 10:47 am
TACONITE HARBOR, Minnesota - Minnesota Power plans to spend $1.5 million to plant 3 million trees over the next decade.
- Hundreds of trees in park set for removal due to disease Updated: May-28-15 8:03 am
CANNON TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Hundreds of trees have been marked for removal at a popular western Michigan park because of disease.
- Black bear captured sleeping under aspen tree in Casper Updated: May-27-15 11:38 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Wildlife officials captured a young black bear sleeping under an aspen tree after it led them on a daylong chase through east Casper.
- Cottonwoods dotting Zion National Park dying out Updated: May-25-15 4:13 pm
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah - Cottonwood trees dotting the red rock landscape of southern Utah's Zion National Park could die out in 30 to 50 years, according to a National Park Service hydrologist.
- Destructive ash borer beetle advancing in St. Louis area Updated: May-25-15 12:07 pm
ST. LOUIS - A green beetle blamed for the destruction of tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states is advancing in the St. Louis area, having turned up in the suburbs and now the city itself.
- Stringing an emerald necklace of islands Updated: May-25-15 12:14 am
SARASOTA, Florida - It's a five-minute paddle from the North Siesta Key Bridge to Edwards Island.
- California city imports recycled water for trees Updated: May-24-15 3:14 pm
LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE, California - A Southern California city plans to import recycled water by the truckload to keep the trees and plants in its street medians green.
- Man dies after car leaves road, strikes tree Updated: May-24-15 10:44 am
EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Police believe speed may have contributed to a crash that left a 23-year-old man dead in East Providence.
- Search commences for state of Michigan's Christmas tree Updated: May-24-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - The planting season has begun, and so has the planning season for Michigan's next Christmas tree.
- North Dakota officials raise awareness of emerald ash borer Updated: May-21-15 12:31 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - State and local officials in North Dakota this week are trying to raise awareness of the emerald ash borer.
- Boulder County prepares plan to manage ash borer infestation Updated: May-21-15 5:04 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Boulder County officials have begun preparing 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.
- Museum's stolen bonsai tree recovered, but severely pruned Updated: May-20-15 1:53 pm
FEDERAL WAY, Washington - A valuable bonsai tree stolen from a Federal Way museum has been recovered, but museum officials say it doesn't look the same after it was severely pruned.
- Bear that enthralled Louisiana neighborhood takes his leave Updated: May-19-15 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A roving black bear that spent more than a week in a central Louisiana neighborhood has wandered away in search of a new home.
- After a Cannes drubbing, Van Sant reflects on 'Sea of Trees' Updated: May-18-15 5:07 pm
CANNES, France - The full-throated passions of the Cannes Film Festival can elevate, just as they can humble. As the Palme d'Or winner in 2003 for his school-shooting drama "Elephant," Gus Van Sant has basked in the festival's sunny glow, just as he has, this year, experienced its cold shoulder.
- A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption Updated: May-16-15 12:07 pm
SEATTLE - Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and raining volcanic ash for miles around. Today, the volcano has become a world-class outdoor laboratory for the study of volcanoes, ecosystems and forestry, as well as a major recreational and tourist destination.
- New Jersey farmers feeling optimistic about peach harvest Updated: May-16-15 12:06 pm
BRIDGETON, New Jersey - The blossoms on the peach trees that cover 500 acres at Sunny Slope in Cumberland County are thick this spring.
- Green-wrapped Omaha trees to raise awareness of ash borer Updated: May-16-15 5:04 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Omaha city park workers and volunteers plan to wrap ash trees throughout the city to help raise awareness of the emerald ash borer threat.
- Rare Florida orchids transplanted from lab onto school trees Updated: May-15-15 3:22 pm
HIALEAH, Florida - About 20 rare cowhorn orchids were returned Friday to the South Florida landscape that was once their home before suburban sprawl and over-zealous collectors nearly wiped them out.