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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...
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has released the first of two reports developed by the Rangeland Fire Task Force. This initial report includes actions to be implemented by Interior’s bureaus to immediately address the threat of rangeland fire to Western sagebrush-steppe landscapes and improve fire management efforts...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The emerald ash borer will create a slow-motion disaster for Nebraska, says Scott Josiah, general of an army of foresters bracing themselves for the fight. "We believe it's already in Nebraska," he said. "We just haven't found it yet." Josiah, the State Forester and director of the Nebraska Forest Service, is asking...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Researchers from the U.S. Forest Service are trying to find ways to save northern Minnesota from the emerald ash borer, a tiny pest with a voracious appetite. Since it was discovered in Michigan nearly 20 years ago, the emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees across the Midwest and Canada. In Minnesota,...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Foresters from across the United States' affiliated Pacific Islands met in Yap, Micronesia this month for their annual collaboration meeting. From March 1-6, about 50 attendees took part in Yap Days cultural observances; field visits to forest, fire and watershed restoration sites; and coordination meetings with partners...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ohioans are advised to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris this spring, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Most wildfires in Ohio are caused by people that are simply careless when burning trash and other debris...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Florida Forest Service team has been busy in Jackson County recently. On Monday, crew members were creating a fire line for private property owners, and also took time to deliver a big piece of equipment to one of the local volunteer fire departments. This one went to the Alford Volunteer Fire Department. The fire...
Friday, March 6, 2015
An Estonian oak tree in a football field has received the European Tree of the Year Award with nearly 60,000 votes. The Estonian oak tree received 59,836 votes, almost a third (32 percent) of the 185,000 votes cast in total for 14 trees from countries across Europe. All the trees join the European Trail of Trees, which...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Hawaii has started cutting down trees on 300 acres of Kauai forest reserve that were scorched by wildfires in 2012 and sending the wood to be processed at a new biomass-to-energy plant. Some 15,000 tons of eucalyptus and pine trees will be removed. Native and non-invasive species will be planted in their place. The project...

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