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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week runs from May 17 through May 23.  In Colorado this week, trees in high-traffic public parks or along street rights-of-way are encircled with wide bands of green or yellow ribbon that warn of the invasive tree pest, according to the Colorado State Forest Service. City parks and...
Monday, May 18, 2015
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation. The organiser of the project, the biggest of its kind, see the role of women as the key to its success. Mangroves are...
Monday, May 18, 2015
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ State Forest Nursery is helping Iowans to plant more trees this spring by offering 100 additional seedlings to each specialty packet purchased until Memorial Day weekend, while supplies last. “With the continuing impacts of emerald ash borer, we want to make it easy for Iowans to...
Monday, May 18, 2015
An urban “heat island” is the condition where urban areas are significantly warmer than the surrounding countryside during the heat of summer due to human activity and the large amount of heat-absorbing surfaces, plus the lack of vegetation and the cooling it provides. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A stout brown wasp called the sawfly, eating needles off ponderosa pines across 7,430 acres southeast of Denver, is expected to spread. Afflicted ponderosas change from puffy green pines to defoliated spines. The outbreak of sawfly wasps is the latest of multiple insect epidemics degrading Colorado forests including...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
With support from the State Fire Assistance program of the USDA Forest Service, the Florida Forest Service is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In 2014 the Florida Forest Service protected 2.5 million acres of public and private forestland through prescribed fires. 214,000 acres of state lands were...
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) was recently recognized with a 2015 Arbor Day Celebration Award. For more than 20 years, 2nd and 3rd graders in mid-Michigan have been learning about nature in outdoor classrooms set up each Arbor Day at Potter Park Zoo.  The statewide Arbor Day celebration’s 24 activity station...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) was awarded the 2015 Public Awareness of Trees Award at the annual Arbor Day Awards ceremony in Nebraska City, Neb. State Forester Lisa Allen accepted the award on behalf of the Trees Work campaign. The awards, which recognize leaders in tree planting, conservation, and...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
We Hope You Will Join us in the Golden State! Register today for the NASF Annual Meeting at regonline.com/NASF2015. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has partnered with NASF to bring together the nation’s forestry and wildfire leaders at the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service recently completed a survey showing California's drought is causing trees to die at an alarming rate. Jeffrey Moore, who has been working on such surveys since 1997, said he has never seen anything like it. "We recorded approximately 12 million trees, recently killed trees," said...

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