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UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 8:08 p.m.

Boy trapped in tree, rescued by firefighters

Firefighters rescued a boy trapped in a tree at Garry Middle School in north Spokane on Thursday evening.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Years after feeling the country took everything from her, Spokane woman flies flag high atop her 100-foot-tall tree

To see Alicene Robertson’s American flag in her yard, you need to crane your neck. The flag stands atop a 100-foot-tall spruce tree.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

Trees that are centuries old help tell story of Spokane

Spokane is home to a few of the state’s champion trees, and some of Eastern Washington’s oldest. Local plant and tree experts say the trees people cultivate, are also a …


Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed atop Idaho tree

A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot tree, officials said.


National Christmas Tree will be lit again after donations save it from darkness during shutdown

The National Christmas Tree that sits behind the White House will be reopened to the public on Monday after becoming an unfortunate totem of Washington’s political dysfunction when it went …


Harrowing tree-hunting trip nearly ends in tragedy

What started as a trip into the mountains of eastern Bingham County to find a Christmas tree almost ended in tragedy.


Bear in tree recaptured by wildlife officials in Mukilteo

Authorities said they’ve safely captured a bear who appeared in a north Seattle suburb Sunday afternoon.


Ex-TV chef contestant accused of poisoning neighbor’s tree

A onetime contestant on the TV reality show “Top Chef” has been arrested on charges he poisoned his Brooklyn neighbor’s giant maple tree that’s now in danger of dying.


Firefighters rescue cats from trees every day. Middleton saved a cow.

Firefighters with Middleton Rural Fire Districthad just finished putting out a grass fire before noon Sunday when they got a call from a sheriff’s deputy who asked for help with …


Sleeping bear flees New Jersey town, climbs tree in another

A black bear spotted sleeping in a tree near a New Jersey home this week has made its way to another tree in a neighboring town.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

A 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land …


Massive tree that withstood deadly Oso mudslide comes down

For nearly three and a half years, the damaged Sitka spruce has stood guard at the site of the Oso mudslide. More than 100 feet tall, it was the largest …


Connell National Forest returns to the side of Highway 395

The Connell National Forest’s tale is bigger than the single tree growing on the southbound side of Highway 395.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

Transplanted: Large Boise sequoia tree finds new home

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.


Last sections of beloved 600-year-old tree removed at church

The final sections of a 600-year-old white oak tree that’s believed to be among the oldest in the nation have been taken down at a New Jersey church.


Oregon campground closing after death of tall Ponderosa pine

What used to be the tallest known Ponderosa pine on the planet has died, and now its namesake campground is set to join it.


Colorado’s 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen wildfires

Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday.


Study: Invasive bugs found in fallen trees years after storm

They may be down but they’re not out: Damaging insects can emerge from fallen trees and logs for several years after a major storm, according to a U.S. Forest Service …


Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change

A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …


Girl, 8, killed when tree crashes into Oregon home

High winds toppled a towering evergreen tree onto a house near the Oregon coast, killing an 8-year-old girl who was inside, authorities said Wednesday.


Woman dies after tree falls on wedding party in California

One person was killed and five others were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park Saturday, authorities said.


Christmas tree from Idaho forest arrives at nation’s capital

Gary Amoth backed his 105-foot-long red truck next to the sidewalk of the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and dropped off a very special delivery: a monster-sized Christmas tree …


Man sits in Seattle tree for 12 hours, is arrested

Police have arrested a man after he spent nearly 12 hours perched in a tree in Seattle.


Man who spent day in downtown Seattle tree sent to psychiatric hospital

A man who spent 25 hours high atop a sequoia tree in downtown Seattle in March has been found incompetent to stand trial on a malicious mischief charge.


Getting a new look

Nestled along the eastern edge of Riverfront Park, hidden behind earthen berms and rows of trees, lies a rarely used and largely forgotten part of the park – at least …