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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
California, as part of its greenhouse gas reduction initiative, has taken the unprecedented move of allocating a large pot of urban forestry money exclusively to disadvantaged communities plagued by pollution. Advocates for Urban Releaf, an Oakland-based urban forestry company, has applied for the forestry dollars as part...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
In a cooperative partnership with the North Carolina Tree Farm Program (NCTFP), State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) is pleased to assist the non-profit organization with the distribution of bluebird houses to NCTFP’s newly certified tree farmers. The bluebird houses are an addition to the Program’s “Welcome Package” – a...
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Now is a good time for tree pruning, while temperatures remain cold, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tree health experts. “The best time to prune trees in Wisconsin is during winter when a tree is dormant,” said DNR Urban Forester Don Kissinger. This is because insects and diseases that attack open...
Monday, February 2, 2015
It’s not a matter of if the emerald ash borer will reach Nebraska. It’s a matter of when. That was the message delivered Thursday as members of the city’s parks department and tree board met with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Educator Kelly Feehan and Laurie Stepanek of the Nebraska Forest Service to discuss the...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Delaware River watershed is one of our nation’s most treasured resources. It is home to more than 7 million people and the water supply for more than 15 million in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. An historic new Farm Bill program at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will help farmers...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Society of American Foresters (SAF) has named Louise A. Murgia, CF, as its Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer. Murgia assumed the position on January 1, 2015. In this role, Murgia will be responsible for managing the staff and day-to-day operations at SAF’s headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Murgia will join...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Florida Forest Service will promote the benefits of prescribed fire during Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, Jan. 25-31. Prescribed fire plays a vital role in maintaining the health of Florida’s nearly 17 million acres forestlands and preventing devastating wildfires. “The Florida Forest Service encourages the careful...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announced the 16 winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards.  The winners are split over nine categories on the regional and national level.  View the winners in this photo gallery > >
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Mark Wallace is the creator of Wallace Detroit Guitars, instruments made from wood rescued from historic Detroit homes and buildings. “Maybe 18 months ago I started seeing people using reclaimed wood to do interesting things,” Wallace tells us from his Corktown home that doubles as a workshop. “I visited one of the non...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
After a tall and green life, Quercus macrocarpa, better known to friends as the President’s Oak, was taken down on Jan. 14, 2015, following a lengthy illness. The native bur oak was once a tree without a name. It was born about three centuries ago, at least 100 years before the university, into the open savannah emblematic...

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