Stories tagged: trees
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Community reluctantly bidding farewell to 600-year-old tree
For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church. But the tree – believed to be among the oldest in …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 3 p.m.
In the Garden: Trees give so much, including beauty, clean air, sustenance
Have you ever stopped to think about the trees planted in our parks, along city streets and in our backyards? While they are an important aspect of the environment around …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3:20 p.m.
Whitworth begins replanting trees toppled in 2015 windstorm
Whitworth University has begun replanting trees on campus after 155 were toppled in the November 2015 windstorm.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Drought kills 102 million trees in California, report shows
The California drought has killed more than 102 million trees in a die-off of forests that increases the risk of catastrophic wildfires and other threats to humans, officials said Friday.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
City works quickly to deliver water to parched trees in Riverfront Park
At least two trees in Riverfront Park lost their leaves after going without water for an unknown amount of time during the summer heat. Contracted workers are using firehoses, among …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4 p.m.
In the Garden: Vibrant, hardy viburnums a year-round joy
While we gardeners love our blooming annuals and perennials, trees and shrubs provide a backdrop for the floral display throughout the season. One of the loveliest shrubs ideal for growing …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Forest Service warns of snapping trees in North Idaho
Large fir trees in North Idaho forests are supporting so many cones that they are in danger of snapping.
Wed., July 20, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Group clones California’s huge trees to fight climate change
A cadre of modern day Johnny Appleseeds believe California’s giant sequoias and coastal redwoods are blessed with some of the heartiest genetics of any trees on Earth – and that …
Wed., July 20, 2016, midnight
Gardening: Many trees showing signs of drought stress
Deep watering will help trees through hot and dry summers.
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 …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
Years of drought causing tree die-off in Oregon forests
Pines, oaks and madrone do better in drought conditions than Douglas firs, but even more drought-tolerant trees like ponderosa pines have lost out in southern Oregon’s competition for water.
Wed., May 18, 2016, midnight
Front Porch: Windstorm uncovers tree’s buried problems
There are more than three dozen ponderosas surrounding my house, from a few that are 5 feet tall to the big guy just outside my front door that’s more than …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Reviving the urban forest: Advice for replacing trees lost to windstorm
On Nov. 17, Spokane was hit with a severe windstorm that caused hundreds of trees to topple. Many homeowners are now faced with the task of replacing those trees while …
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, midnight
Gardening: Warmer weather means it’s time to plant new trees
When buying a tree, do some research to find varieties you like. The grocery stores generally carry only a half dozen of the more than 5,000 varieties of apple that …
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 …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, midnight
Gardening with Pat Munts: Have arborists assess storm-damaged trees
One of the biggest problems that has emerged after the cleanup is that some trees have been uprooted but not enough to topple them. Again spruces seem to be the …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, midnight
Editorial: Lend a hand or ask for help; we’re in this disaster together
The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015, midnight
Serving Spokane Valley: Lands Council coaxes trees’ growth along Latah Creek
For now, the banks of Latah Creek near Valleyford are overgrown with weeds and invasive grasses. But environmentalists hope that in 50 years, a grove of towering aspen and cottonwood …
Thu., April 16, 2015, midnight
City plans tree giveaway to cut water pollution
A fir tree can absorb almost 300 gallons of water per year. An ash tree takes care of about 100 gallons. Dogwoods only take in about 26 gallons. For the …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015, midnight
Huckleberries: Hudson’s racks up another tasty tribute
You can add another accolade to the pile accumulated by historic Hudson’s Hamburgers in downtown Coeur d’Alene – “Most Iconic Restaurant in Idaho.” So says the Huffington Post, which picked …
Sun., Jan. 25, 2015, midnight
Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene tree trim reveals open vista
Coeur d’Alene no longer has the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding a clear-cut of trees along its waterfront Dike Road. But the city is busy removing dozens of pines …
Wed., Sept. 24, 2014, midnight
Experts set sights on saving threatened whitebark pines
Whitebark pines are tough trees. They’re among the first plants to colonize barren ridgetops. And from thin, rocky soils, they produce oil-rich seeds that feed a host of wildlife, from …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014, midnight
Storm-felled trees still keeping cleanup workers busy
Several weeks after storms hit, local arborists continue cleaning up toppled trees for homeowners across the Inland Northwest. Homeowners who had a tree blown over in their yard can pay …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013, midnight
Idaho Panhandle National Forests plan panned by environmentalists
Majestic old stands of pines, cedars and firs don’t have enough protections under the Idaho Panhandle National Forests’ draft management plan, according to environmental groups, who say the big trees …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013, midnight
Beetle-killed trees eyed as biofuel source
A consortium of universities, private companies and government agencies are using a $10 million grant from the USDA to learn how to convert beetle-killed trees into biofuel. Scientists from the …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013, midnight
Weather has been ideal for fall colors in Inland Northwest
Do the larches look especially golden this year? The aspens, brighter than usual?
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, midnight
Girl’s wish for heart-shaped tree park becomes reality in Spokane
After plenty of pestering by a precocious 9-year-old, there’s a new grove of freshly planted trees in a north Spokane park. Holly VanVoorhis was 7 when she asked her dad, …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2013, midnight
New sidewalk on Lyons Avenue comes at cost of trees
It’s a story that has been repeated in a few neighborhoods this summer: a new sidewalk is going in and mature trees are cut down to make room for it, …
Thu., July 18, 2013, midnight
Issues cropping up with apricot, other fruit trees
Well, I do believe we are going to a have tomato summer this year for the first time in several years. Many people are already harvesting cucumbers and zucchini and …
Tue., July 16, 2013, midnight
Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer project wraps up
A five-year project to use trees to promote the health of the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer has ended, with new trees planted, a blueprint for where to plant more, a boost …