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Monday, March 23, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that trees and forests throughout the state are valuable to our health, communities, economy, and environment. MDC encourages Missourians to celebrate the value of Missouri trees and forests on Arbor Days in April by planting native trees and practicing...
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...
Monday, March 23, 2015
The U.S. Forest Service, the White House, bipartisan supporters in Congress and conservation groups are trying to push through legislation (H.R. 167) so that the costs of fighting catastrophic wildfires would be paid from emergency funds, just as when other natural disasters strike. The Forest Service and Interior...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Florida State Forester Jim Karels and the Florida Forest Service recognized the benefits of Florida's working forests at last Saturday's global recognition of the International Day of Forests. “Working forests have a significant positive influence on air quality and water supply,” said State Forester Jim Karels. “The...
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
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...

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