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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service Cooperative Forestry, California is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) works on-the-ground with several partners to achieve stewardship goals. CAL FIRE is utilizing the California Cooperative...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
A nationwide contest is underway to locate the 2015 "Great American Tree." The American Grove is looking for trees that are community landmarks, have environmental or historic significance, or simply have a story that makes them extraordinary. Nominations for the Great American Tree are due on June 30, 2015, and must...
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
National Get Outdoors Day is this Saturday, June 13th, and many state forestry agencies are working to connect you to the trees that surround you.  Today, close to 80 percent of Americans live in cities. But, thanks to the great work of state foresters and their partners, the United States urban trees and forests provide...
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Oregon Department of Forestry has spent $200 million putting out wildfires over the past two fire seasons--and with another potentially severe fire season coming up fast, officials are asking all to be very careful with fire and to prepare their property's defensible space. That tally does not take into account the...
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Pacific Northwest’s distinctive madrone trees appear to be dying in droves in Southern Oregon, victims of a fungus blight possibly made worse by the ongoing drought. “It certainly is dramatic,” said Jay Walters, stewardship forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry in Roseburg. “Those are some poor-looking...
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources asked the Aldo Leopold Foundation staff to come out and spend Earth Day with their staff facilitating conversations about how to foster a common land ethic that respects the different perspectives that exist both within their staff  and among the constituents they serve. Aldo Leopold...
Friday, June 5, 2015
A tour of the International Forest of Friendship, a walk through a seven-acre, 15- to 17-year-old black walnut plantation and a visit to the American Walnut Company's mill are some of the highlights of the 2015 Walnut Council Field Day scheduled for June 10 in Atchison, Kan. The day also includes a St. Joseph, Mo., company...
Friday, June 5, 2015
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell invites children and families to experience the many benefits of nature by participating in the 8th annual National Get Outdoors Day, Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event, also known as "GO Day," inspires national and local organizations to come together to promote the social, economic...
Friday, June 5, 2015
With shovels, water and a lot of help from students, Congressman James McGovern and District 3 City Councilor George Russell took part in a ceremonial tree planting at Roosevelt Elementary School on Wednesday. Overall, 14 trees leading to the front entryway were planted by the Worcester Tree Initiative. They included...
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service, Vermont’s Urban and Community Forestry and Forest Health programs are achieving goals outlined in the state’s Forest Action Plan. Hemlock woolly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale are forest pests causing major damage throughout the native range of eastern hemlock, and are moving...

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