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Monday, March 23, 2015
It's the time of year when the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s two tree nurseries are busy packing and shipping seedlings.  The busiest months for the spring planting season are March and April. The Forestry Division doesn’t send seedlings after April because it gets too warm and the bare root seedlings do not survive well...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Wildfire season is quickly approaching, and Southern Arizona fire departments spent last weekend brushing up on their skills. Firefighters from several local agencies, including the Northwest Fire District, Casa Grande Fire Department, Golder Ranch Fire District, and Oracle Fire Department, were out in Oracle Saturday for...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Eaglets may have been hatched by the first pair of bald eagles to nest in the District of Columbia since 1947, an Environment Department spokeswoman in the U.S. capital said on Monday. The nesting bald eagles, the U.S. national emblem, were noticed by staff in a tree at the park-like National Arboretum in January,...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Trees are a vital component of healthy urban communities, giving area residents a multitude of benefits including clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and psychological well-being. Considering their many benefits, one might assume trees in our cities and communities receive the best of care. Unfortunately, when it...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Last Friday, blazes were set across South and Central New Jersey, including Washington Township in Burlington County; Manchester and Eagleswood Townships in Ocean County; Millville, Maurice, Commercial, and Downe Townships in Cumberland; and Monmouth Battlefield in Monmouth County. "Prescribed burning is part of a planned...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Officials with the Idaho Department of Lands are asking people not to cut down ponderosa pines with discolored needles until experts determine the cause of the problem - perhaps in late June when the trees start growing new needles. "It's kind of puzzling," said Tom Eckberg, an IDL forest health specialist. "It has no...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Street trees face some tough challenges.  Last summer the city of Omaha evaluated some of the factors affecting the health and longevity of street trees. Not surprisingly, surrounding buildings and roads have a huge impact on trees. The heavy equipment needed for hardscaping compresses soil and cuts the space for air and...
Monday, March 16, 2015
The Buffalo Audubon Society, Western New York Land Conservancy, Friends of Reinstein Woods, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have joined forces to improve the habitats of three natural areas by ridding them of garlic mustard. "Garlic mustard is an invasive species that is harming forests in...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Nationwide, more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to more than 135 million Americans.  The Tree City USA program, administered by the Arbor Day Foundation in Lincoln, Neb., provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America that meet certain requirements. Those...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Forests are so important to people and our planet that the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as the International Day of Forests. Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, providing homes to animals, plants and insects while also supplying shelter, jobs and security to communities...

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