- Larch inmates rehabilitate endangered Western pond turtles Updated: May-28-16 3:02 am
YACOLT, Washington - On May 17, the final day of their five-month stint at Larch Corrections Center, nine Western pond turtles lurked out of sight near the bottom of their tanks, just as wary of people as they were on day one.
- Nevada's oldest known tree lives on in stories of its death Updated: May-27-16 11:30 am
LAS VEGAS - On the fourth floor of a research facility at the University of Arizona, the remnants of a famous Nevada tree anchors a display on one of modern science's most notorious blunders.
- Siloam Springs State Park getting rails for hitching horses Updated: May-25-16 10:47 pm
CLAYTON, Illinois - Siloam Springs State Park in western Illinois is getting 25 new metal hitching rails to give horseback riders a place to tie up horses.
- New Hampshire to do more battling with emerald ash borer Updated: May-25-16 1:17 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire is looking at another summer of battling the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle that has destroyed ash trees in 26 states.
- Poland starts chopping down beetle-infested trees in forest Updated: May-25-16 10:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Authorities have started chopping down beetle-infested trees in parts of Poland's oldest forest, a move that aims to eliminate dying trees and to ensure safety for tourists, a government official said Wednesday.
- Use of parasitic wasps to fight ash borer grows to 24 states Updated: May-24-16 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Millions of tiny wasps that are natural parasites for the emerald ash borer have been released into wooded areas in 24 states as the battle against the tree-killing borer is now biological.
- Forest Service could charge for Cottonwood canyon hikes Updated: May-24-16 12:10 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The National Forest Service is considering charging $6 per vehicle for the use of popular trails in Utah's Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.
- Dow Gardens attraction to feature elevated walk amid trees Updated: May-23-16 8:44 pm
MIDLAND, Michigan - An attraction is planned featuring an elevated walk through the trees at The Dow Gardens in Midland.
- More than 1,000 trees planted in Vermont, New Hampshire Updated: May-23-16 12:43 pm
POMFRET, Vermont - More than 1,000 trees and shrubs have been planted along three rivers in New Hampshire and Vermont.
- Old live Chesapeake oak tree spared from highway expansion Updated: May-22-16 11:07 am
CHESAPEAKE, Virginia - Looks like the state's fifth largest live oak tree has been granted amnesty, according to a memo sent to the City Council on May 16.
- Trees more than a crop for Sweet Home logger, tree farmer Updated: May-22-16 3:02 am
SWEET HOME, Oregon - Robin Miller has spent virtually all of his adult life working around trees.
- Bad Axe removing ash trees downtown due emerald ash borer Updated: May-21-16 3:30 pm
BAD AXE, Michigan - A community in Michigan's Thumb region is removing dead and dying ash trees.
- Karelian bear dogs help wildlife officers Updated: May-21-16 2:13 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River..
- Wife: Man bitten by snake at store was flower shopping Updated: May-19-16 12:10 pm
DENVER, North Carolina - The wife of a North Carolina man bitten by a poisonous snake at a home improvement store says her husband was shopping for flowers to surprise her when he was stricken.
- Ash tree pest found in 4th north Louisiana parish Updated: May-19-16 1:18 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's agriculture department says Union Parish is the fourth parish where biologists have found an invasive beetle that federal authorities say has killed tens of millions of ash trees.
- Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually Updated: May-17-16 12:09 am
ALBANY, New York - When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York's Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying - not from acid rain, but from insect attacks.
- Workers rescue 3 cubs from tree after mother is electrocuted Updated: May-16-16 5:46 pm
GARDNER, Massachusetts - Massachusetts environmental workers have come to the aid of three bear cubs after their mother was electrocuted by a transformer.
- Trees felled in Lansing to avoid roosting by bats Updated: May-16-16 1:57 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Several hundred trees have been felled at the future site of a development and park in Lansing to prevent nesting by federally protected bat species.
- State found lapses in infection control at 2 LA hospitals Updated: May-16-16 11:52 am
LOS ANGELES - California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following "superbug" outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk, according to a newspaper report.
- Partnership seeks more trees in Macomb County neighborhoods Updated: May-16-16 7:52 am
MOUNT CLEMENS, Michigan - A new partnership seeks more trees, shrubs and native plants with deep roots that will help to manage storm water while providing tree canopy coverage in Macomb County neighborhoods.
- Lake Mary man plans cafe 'up in the trees' Updated: May-15-16 3:01 am
SANFORD, Florida - Alan Fulmer wants you to turn off the computer, take a deep breath outside and climb a tree.
- Cedar Rapids takes inventory of street-side trees Updated: May-13-16 4:23 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Cedar Rapids is conducting an inventory of its street-side trees in order to evaluate the plants' health.
- Springfield officials look to replace blight-infected trees Updated: May-09-16 1:39 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Oregon - A Springfield parks district is raising money to remove and replace blight-infected trees at Dorris Ranch, a park, filbert tree farm and special event venue.
- Maple Syrup Producers Association meeting, judging this week Updated: May-09-16 1:10 am
WESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Department of Agriculture says new maple syrup producers have been tapping trees and expanding markets in the state and around the U.S.
- 'Timber Trot' running race, tree planting planned in Detroit Updated: May-06-16 8:15 pm
DETROIT - A running race takes place in Detroit ahead of an effort to plant 3,000 new trees.