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Ponderosas a great solution for our area highways

Washington is the Evergreen State. So why don’t Spokane’s highways reflect that?


Ponderosas a great solution for our area highways

Washington is the Evergreen State. So why don’t Spokane’s highways reflect that?


Barbara E. Safranek: Protect Spokane’s ponderosas

The Spokesman-Review’s Saturday (Feb. 17) article, “Officials ponder protections for ponderosa pines, Spokane’s official tree,” appeared the day after I received an announcement for a proposed 230-unit development of a …


Officials ponder protections for ponderosa pines, Spokane’s official tree

Rapid development throughout Spokane County is galvanizing advocates of ponderosa pines. They want to find ways to preserve and replant urban forests as the region grows.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Forests most likely to burn would be thinned under Cantwell proposal that’s backed by Idaho’s senators

Washington and Idaho senators offer proposal to reduce wildfires in the most at-risk federal forests.


Front Porch: Death makes room for life – and three trees for future

There they are, three small subalpine fir trees in my front yard. They stand fresh and new with their roots beginning to move (hopefully) from their root ball into the …


In windstorm aftermath, arborists suggest evaluations before removing more trees

As students started their journey home on Nov. 17, a towering pine collapsed on a parked car just outside Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers and school leaders hurried children back inside …


Jamie Tobias Neely: Bury power lines in areas where possible

Falling trees, flying limbs dangerous to homes, families.


Residents in north Spokane clean up, assess and wait for power to return after storm

Molly Conant was sitting on her couch Wednesday afternoon when she decided to get up and go into the kitchen. It’s a decision that may have saved her life. One …


Falling trees strike homes, block roads, cut power, injure driver

Severe thunderstorms pounded the Inland Northwest Wednesday, toppling trees that crushed homes and cars and cutting power to more than 60,000 homes and businesses.


Most trees on CdA’s dike road will remain

There’s good news for folks who enjoy strolling through the filtered light from towering pines along Coeur d’Alene’s Rosenberry Drive. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has changed its policy …


Hundreds plant ponderosas bought with prize funds

Spokane got a little greener Saturday. Hundreds of shovel-wielding volunteers planted 10,000 ponderosa pines at a dozen locations in the area.


Lands Councils gets $20,000 to plant pines

The Lands Council of Spokane has received a $20,000 grant from Tom’s of Maine to plant 10,000 native ponderosa pines in urban areas.


A ponderous task

Inland Northwest residents often take ponderosa pines for granted. They’re scrappy survivors of the tree world, thriving on empty lots and barren highway medians. They take root in rocky soil …


Forest lover helped wildfires study take root in North Idaho

Harry Gisborne was an irascible man – irritable, demanding and brilliant. For nearly three decades, he sought to understand how weather and topography affect the spread of wildfires. Most of …


Controlled burns planned in North Idaho

Federal officials plan to set fires on up to 1,700 acres in North Idaho this fall as part of prescribed burning. The U.S. Forest Service has targeted 300 to 500 …