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Monday, June 29, 2015
From the crest of the Cascade Mountains running east to the sagebrush and desert country along the Columbia River, a map shows years of damage from the Western Spruce Budworm, which is killing trees by the thousands. Moths living in one tree will lay eggs on the tree next to it. And when the caterpillars come out, the...
Monday, June 29, 2015
The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures around most of Oregon through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. It’s a time to keep fire prevention uppermost in our minds, and also, to remember to protect the health of trees in yards and landscapes by deeply watering them. “Summer temperatures can be...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
In an effort to keep pace with Arizona’s expanding forest based enterprises, the Arizona State Forestry Division has updated the agency’s directory of forest industries and hazardous fuel reduction contractors.  The updated directory is available for download at https://azsf.az.gov/forestry-community-forestry/utilization-...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A recent study by Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies takes an in-depth look into the “who and why” of Connecticut private land ownership. The study entitled “Understanding Connecticut Woodland Owners” is a first-of-its-kind analysis of the attitude, values, and challenges of people who own...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Twenty-one Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) firefighters are on their way to Alaska to help fight wildfires. The request came in on Sunday through the Kentucky Inter-agency coordination Center of the Daniel Boone National Forest, which coordinates the mobilization of federal and state resources to areas throughout...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The first major forest fire of the season has hit California, and it has been named the Lake Fire Wildfire. It began June 17, 2015, and has been spreading since then. The stats, as of 8 p.m. Saturday, say that approximately 16,000 acres have been burned with 500 structures threatened. Almost 2,000 personnel are assigned to...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Despite typhoon-strength winds, Guam's most endangered tree weathered Typhoon Dolphin last month, leaving the only known mature specimen on island still standing after the storm passed. Serianthes nelsonii, or håyun lågu in Chamorro, is endemic to the Marianas, meaning it is not only a native tree in the region but also is...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The International Forest of Friendship is a living memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. It was a gift to the United States on its 200th birthday in 1976 from the city of Atchinson, Kansas, the International Organization of Women Pilots, and the Kansas Forest Service. The Forest overlooks Lake Warnock on...
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation released a guidebook last month on adapting forests for climate changes.   The guidebook, titled "Creating and Maintaining Resilient Forests in Vermont: Adapting Forests to Climate Change," was written with the purpose of supplementing current forest management planning and...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Now at 9,000 acres, the Card Street fire on the Kenai Peninsula has been pegged as the number one fire priority in the nation.The fire continues pushing south and east, into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. More than 800 structures in residential areas are still under threat and 11 have been destroyed. Division of...

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