Stories tagged: ponderosa pines
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.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:14 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015
Jamie Tobias Neely: Bury power lines in areas where possible
Falling trees, flying limbs dangerous to homes, families.
Fri., July 25, 2014
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 …
Wed., July 23, 2014, 10:27 p.m.
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.
Thu., April 3, 2014
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 …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2011
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.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2011
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 …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2011
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 …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
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 …