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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...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the City will plant more than 11,800 trees this year in neighborhoods citywide. “Chicago was one of the first cities in the nation that incorporated planting trees and urban forests into the city’s plan and design, and we’re proud to continue this tradition today,” said Mayor...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
With support from the USDA Forest Service, the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. In conjunction with local partners, Kentucky has helped six communities in the southeastern Appalachian corridor develop their own plans for greenspaces, all of which have begun...
Monday, May 4, 2015
Winter moth caterpillars are working their way through Rhode Island’s woodlands, defoliating oak, maple, ash, basswood, elm, beech and fruit trees. Communities reported, according to the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the emergence of millions of winter moths—Operophtera brumata—from late November...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Matthew Cimitile is the Communications Coordinator for the Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture   This week a coalition of government agencies, private organizations and bird partnerships under the umbrella of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative released the 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife...
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Lydia Scott is the Director of the Chicago Region Tree Initiative for The Morton Arboretum Chicago and its seven surrounding counties have more than 150 million trees, which make our area’s communities healthier, more sustainable and more beautiful.  But the trees that grow in the Chicago area are under serious threat,...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
With support from the Forest Legacy Program of the USDA Forest Service, the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands is achieving goals outlined in its Forest Action Plan. The economy of Northern New Hampshire was anchored for generations by the pulp and paper industry until 2006 when the historic mill in Berlin closed...

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