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Friday, March 11, 2011
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has launched a tree-planting program with an ambitious goal: 1 million trees throughout the tri-state region.
Friday, March 11, 2011
South Carolina state forestry officials say their agency doesn't have the firepower it once had, so they're looking for help from the courts. The state's forester has asked magistrates and judges statewide to impose stiffer penalties for anyone found responsible for starting wildfires.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Woody waste from the forest floor and small-diameter trees thinned to improve forest health are fueling an emerging biomass industry in northeast Oregon that creates business opportunities and new jobs and reduces use of fossil fuels.
Friday, March 11, 2011
As California celebrates Arbor Day this week, let's pause to ask ourselves: What is the true value of a tree? It may be priceless in the beauty it brings to a street, city park or backyard, but can an actual dollar amount be placed on its worth? The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station's scientists have...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell traveled to Philadelphia -- city of many street trees -- to unveil a new version of the service's i-Tree software. Not quite an app -- but the same idea -- it helps both planners and regular citizens assess the monetary value of the street trees plus quantify the environmental services...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
ExxonMobil representative Brandy Johnston recently presented checks for $5,000 to Wyoming State Forestry Division and $3,000 to Wyoming Project Learning Tree. Exxon Mobil supports programs that encourage teachers, students and communities to take an active interest in their natural resources. Since 1990, ExxonMobil has...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The number of forest fires more than doubled in Louisiana during the first two months of the year because of dry, windy weather, forestry officials said. "Livingston Parish has been one of the hot spots," State Forester Wade Dubea said, adding that most of the fires have occurred in the Florida Parishes and in southwest...
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Arizona's forests must be thinned to address overgrowth that harms watersheds and endangers wildlife and surrounding communities, the state's top forestry official told lawmakers this week.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Speedy tree planting may be the answer to the world's dwindling forest problem. This past Thursday, over 64,000 trees were planted in 15 minutes, breaking the world record for the most trees planted simultaneously.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Former Chief of the Forest Service Dale Bosworth expressed concerns over the implications for national forests with proposed budget cuts, and is hopeful Congress will find ways to reverse the budget squeeze and bolster programs that promote collaboration in problem-solving, forest restoration work, and rural jobs.

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