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Friday, July 24, 2015
Cooler spring weather throughout parts of Arizona has caused Sycamore trees in Sunflower and the Oak Creek Canyon area to become infected with a foliage disease.  According to the Arizona State Forestry Division, Sycamore Anthracnose is more unsightly than damaging.  This isn’t the first time trees in those areas have...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
About an hour outside the city, just south of where the Shenandoah River crosses into Virginia, a farm is growing the most natural of crops for its terroir: trees. Only these trees aren’t planted to stretch their roots along the river’s shore. After a few years of growing, they’ll be uprooted and trucked to a more concrete...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
To many in Munfordville, Charlie Williams is simply known as “the tree man.” From a young age, Charlie developed a passion for woodland stewardship after he received 90 acres of land from his grandfather for Christmas. He has nurtured and expanded his landholdings into 1,200 acres, including over 1,000 acres of woodlands. ...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A growing group of outdoor recreation tourists have been filtering into local shops, restaurants and hotels in Grayling, Michigan over the last few years. They're birders, and they flock to Northern Michigan for one reason: to spot the rare Kirtland's Warbler.  Michigan Audubon Executive Director Jonathan Lutz estimates...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Oak wilt, the same fungus responsible for Dutch elm disease, kills by blocking the tree's vascular system, tubing used to collect food and water, said Bob Heyd, a forest health specialist from the Department of Natural Resources in Marquette. There are two ways oak wilt can spread: through spores entering a susceptible oak...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced an expanded partnership designed to better protect America's working lands, predict and prevent natural disasters, and inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering,...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Scientists gave a forest in West Salem, Wisconsin, famous for its chestnuts, an annual checkup of sorts earlier this month, and the numbers alone wouldn’t tell the whole story. About 15 scientists and students from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Michigan State University and West Virginia University swatted bugs,...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Health Protection Program, Alaska’s Division of Forestry is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In 2014 the Alaska Division of Forestry and its partner the Alaska Association of Conservation Districts awarded small grants to 12 different organizations to...
Friday, July 10, 2015
By Lisa Allen, Chair of the NASF Urban and Community Forestry Conference. Registration is now open for the 2015 Partners in Community Forestry Conference. Join your urban and community forestry peers from November 18-19 in Denver, Colorado. The annual meeting is a dynamic networking opportunity. Doctoral researchers,...
Friday, July 10, 2015
CAL FIRE awarded nearly $20 million in grants this week to 34 nonprofit organizations, special districts, counties and cities to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon. The grants are for planting trees in urban environments and to protect more than 2,400 acres of forest from development. The city of...

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