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Stories with subject: Trees
  • Parts of recreational trail closed after storms 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:54 am
  • BIG RAPIDS, Michigan - The state says parts of Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park in western Michigan are closed due to unsafe conditions following storms and flooding.

  • Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:53 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland - a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.

  • Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:29 pm
  • PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine - The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

  • Drive to help centuries-old oak fighting disease 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:04 am
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A group of Indianapolis residents is working to save an oak tree that has stood watch over their neighborhood for centuries.

  • Limbs removed after historic Peoria tree damaged 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:44 am
  • PEORIA, Illinois - Park officials in a central Illinois community had to remove two massive limbs from a landmark burr oak after the tree was damaged by high winds.

  • Helicopter 'likely' sprayed herbicide on homes 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:44 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A state investigation has determined that a helicopter hired to spray herbicide on some commercial timberlands in southwestern Oregon "more than likely" allowed some to fall over people's homes as it flew by.

  • Woman running to raise money for Vietnam memorial 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:04 am
  • ROCKLAND, Michigan - Two thousand one hundred eighteen miles. That's how far Rockland is from San Jose, California

  • Volunteers enlisted to track Sudden Oak Death 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 9:05 am
  • SANTA ROSA, California - Officials in Sonoma County are once again enlisting volunteers to find evidence of Sudden Oak Death, a disease that quickly kills trees that can take hundreds of years to grow.

  • Harsh winter damages Michigan's fruit trees, vines 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 7:28 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Michigan's heavy snowfall and bitter cold winter have damaged some fruit trees and vineyards, according to a leading state farm group.

  • Fruit trees, row crops may be weather affected 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 2:37 pm
  • LONOKE, Arkansas - Up and down temperatures across Arkansas may affect Arkansas fruit trees and a wet spring could delay planting of row crops in the state.

  • Forestry officials say industry making a comeback 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 11:50 am
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Forestry officials say the growing popularity of bourbon and whiskey worldwide is helping bring back Kentucky's forest and wood-products industry.

  • 2 killed in head-on crash near Pittsburgh 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:41 am
  • WHITE OAK, Pennsylvania - Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a head-on crash killed a man and woman near Pittsburgh.

  • Tribes draw knowledge from monolingual speakers 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:39 am
  • BRIGGS, Oklahoma - Mack Vann sits in the living room of his single-story home in rural Oklahoma with the television blaring, a news reporter giving details of the latest grisly crime to hit the state.

  • Pine marten transplant weighed for Belt Mountains 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:40 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - State wildlife managers want to study whether to transplant pine martens into the Belt Mountains of central Montana.

  • Failed beef plant purchased by Calif. company 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:17 am
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - A San Francisco company has finalized purchase of the failed Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen.

  • Park seeks volunteers for painting 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 10:23 am
  • VICKSBURG, Mississippi - The Vicksburg National Military Park is looking for volunteers to help paint battlefield cannons and carriages and the iron gates at Vicksburg National Cemetery on April 5.

  • Scientists gather to study old-growth redwoods 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:43 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Scientists climbed high into old-growth redwoods in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a two-day effort to gather data and document the different creatures that live in the tree canopy.

  • Boy Scouts to plant trees at Fort Robinson park 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 5:04 am
  • HARRISON, Nebraska - Boy Scouts soon will be converging on Fort Robinson State Park in the Nebraska Panhandle to plant thousands of trees.

  • Volunteers to plant 235 trees in Gifford 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:05 pm
  • GIFFORD, Illinois - The tornado-damaged central Illinois village of Gifford is getting more than 200 new trees.

  • Crews plan to collect December ice storm debris 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:55 am
  • LANSING, Michigan - City crews in Lansing on Monday plan to collect branches and tree trunks felled by a pre-Christmas ice storm.

  • EXCHANGE: Altamont family makes maple syrup 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:59 am
  • ALTAMONT, Illinois - While the rapid rise and fall of temperatures throughout the area may be a problem for some, one family isn't complaining.

  • Nevada lab certified to test citrus tree disease 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:13 am
  • SPARKS, Nevada - The Nevada Department of Agriculture has been certified to diagnose a devastating citrus tree disease.

  • County judge sees Arkansas mill work by mid-June 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 6:12 pm
  • OSCEOLA, Arkansas - Mississippi County should see construction of a $1.1 billion steel mill begin by early summer now that an administrative law judge has rejected a challenge to the plant's air-quality permit, the county's chief administrative officer said.

  • Northern Colorado trees to be sprayed for beetles 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 6:05 pm
  • FORT COLLINS, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service plans to spray nearly 8,000 trees in northern Colorado to protect them against the spread of pine beetles and white pine blister rust.

  • New markets for timber benefit industry 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 12:09 pm
  • TUPELO, Mississippi - Trees have grown in what is Mississippi for countless eons, but changes in how they're grown, how they're processed and what they're used for have changed the landscape in the state over the past half-century or so.