- Fire in Olympic National Park raises concerns Updated: Jul-06-15 1:17 pm
PARADISE CREEK, Olympic National Park - Fire crews call them "cat faces," deep holes that flames have burned into the trunks of the centuries-old Sitka spruce and hemlock growing here in the Queets River valley.
- Baby hawks take flight, Joshua Tree reopens climbing area Updated: Jul-06-15 9:40 am
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, California - A climbing area at Joshua Tree National Park is open again following the flight of at least two baby hawks that were nesting there.
- Court quotes Frost in neighbors' tree-trimming dispute Updated: Jul-06-15 7:23 am
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont - A fight between neighbors over trimming rights to a 65-year-old maple tree has been decided by the Vermont Supreme Court, which quoted Robert Frost.
- Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees Updated: Jul-04-15 11:28 am
BRENTWOOD, Missouri - The wettest June on record in St. Louis has caused rivers to rise and saturated farmland. It's also a factor in an unexpected problem - toppling trees.
- Wine ice cream, maple water: 5 foods of the future? Updated: Jul-03-15 9:37 am
NEW YORK - Chips made out of broccoli, chickpeas and kale. Wine-spiked ice cream. Popcorn that didn't quite fulfill its destiny.
- Forest Service releases plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds Updated: Jul-01-15 5:10 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A plan to protect Flagstaff watersheds from damage from erosion-causing wildfires and flooding calls for using prescribed burns and logging on thousands of acres, including use of cables and helicopters to drag or lift felled trees off steep slopes.
- Damage from spruce budworm found in northern Michigan trees Updated: Jul-01-15 4:06 am
LANSING, Michigan - Crews have begun measuring how much damage a ravaging insect has done to evergreen trees in northern Michigan.
- Aspen-eating caterpillars won't kill trees near Santa Fe Updated: Jun-28-15 11:15 am
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Thousands of blackish-blue Western tent caterpillars have eaten the leaves of aspen trees in forests around Santa Fe.
- Bats, birds delay removal of invasive albizia trees Updated: Jun-24-15 1:54 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii - A $3.5 million project that would remove albizia trees along Kuhio Highway has been delayed until next year to protect endangered Hawaiian species.
- Beetles damage poplar trees across West Virginia Updated: Jun-23-15 12:55 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Agriculture officials say small black beetles are damaging poplar trees across West Virginia.
- Ash tree killer detected in Poweshiek County Updated: Jun-23-15 9:05 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials say an invasive insect that kills ash trees has been confirmed in Poweshiek (POW'-eh-sheek) County, bringing the total to 25.
- Tent caterpillars infest Tillamook County trees Updated: Jun-23-15 6:16 am
TILLAMOOK, Oregon - Tillamook County trees will look less verdant this summer as tent caterpillars, larval moths that live in gauzy tents stretched between tree branches, are eating their leaves.
- Destructive ash tree beetle spreads to more Md. counties Updated: Jun-22-15 1:02 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland Department of Agriculture says a beetle that attacks ash trees has spread to four more counties.
- Salt cedar fueling Arizona's wildfires Updated: Jun-20-15 4:25 pm
PHOENIX - A fire that has burned through more than 2 square miles and damaged three homes this week in Arizona is being fueled by a culprit that firefighters know all too well.
- Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states Updated: Jun-20-15 9:38 am
ROCKY POINT, New York - The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is methodically making its way into the Northeast, destroying thousands of trees in New York, New Jersey and elsewhere.
- Tulsa neighbors gather to discuss fate of wood from old tree Updated: Jun-18-15 5:40 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - Members of a Tulsa neighborhood are deciding what to do with the remains of a centuries-old black walnut tree felled by city workers.
- D'Iberville puts a high price on protected trees Updated: Jun-16-15 8:58 am
D'IBERVILLE, Mississippi - The city of D'Iberville is requiring developers and homeowners who cut any of the protected trees to plant several more or pay the city to plant and take care of the trees for a year.
- %tophl(Firefighters cut down tree with eagle's nest Updated: Jun-15-15 6:41 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - State firefighters unnecessarily cut down a tree housing a bald eagle's nest and killed an eaglet while fighting a fire last week, two Cascade-area residents said.
- Trees across Treasure Valley hit with frost damage Updated: Jun-15-15 5:14 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Harsh weather from last November has destroyed members of several tree varieties in the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho.
- Carvers shape dead ash trees into artworks in Battle Creek Updated: Jun-15-15 11:32 am
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Carvers using power tools are shaping dead ash trees into works of art as part of the weeklong Fantasy Forest Art Competition in Battle Creek.
- Pennsylvania male killed when car leaves highway, hits tree Updated: Jun-15-15 9:32 am
STOYSTOWN, Pennsylvania - State police were trying to determine why a car left a western Pennsylvania highway and struck a tree, killing one person and injuring the driver and two other passengers.
- Sterling carver finds his niche Updated: Jun-14-15 5:10 am
STERLING, Alaska - Greg Landeis is a woodcarver working amidst contradictions. Despite a lifelong, unrelenting allergy to his medium, he has spent decades carving and producing from his shop, Black Spruce Studios.
- Baby bats take bite out of I-65 project Updated: Jun-13-15 4:37 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Baby bats have brought one element of the ongoing widening of Interstate 65 to a halt.
- Baltimore fighting against beetle that targets its ash trees Updated: Jun-13-15 9:31 am
BALTIMORE - With the arrival of an invasive green Asian beetle in Baltimore, local governments and property owners are confronting tough - and potentially costly - choices about whether to try to save ash trees at risk of infestation or cut them down.
- Spruce budworm attacks northern Michigan evergreen trees Updated: Jun-13-15 4:05 am
LANSING, Michigan - State officials say an infestation of spruce budworm could cause widespread damage to evergreen trees in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula.