Stories tagged: trees
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
Three months have passed since a strong earthquake hit Hokkaido in early September. In disaster-affected areas, an increasing number of people are using large numbers of trees felled by landslides.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 5 a.m.
While it might seem like wildfires only cause destruction, they are actually a natural and important part of keeping forests healthy.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 12:38 p.m.
The Lands Council needs volunteers to water trees along Hangman Creek, Little Spokane and the Spokane River. The trees, which were planted, require extra water during the summer’s hottest months, …
Wed., July 4, 2018, 4:38 p.m.
A refrigerated semi-truck loaded with 100 6-foot-tall giant redwood trees is heading to the Pacific Northwest. Philip Stielstra, a retired Boeing employee and volunteer Seattle Tree Ambassador, is in search …
Sat., March 24, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
“It’s something of a myth that pruning needs to be done every year,” said Tim Kohlhauff of the WSU/Spokane County Extension. “It should only be done if it accomplishes a …
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
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: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might come up short because fewer conifers are available in the Pacific Northwest this year.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Almost naked last week, the larch still held enough color to stand out in the crowd of evergreens.
Thu., July 13, 2017
After a destructive windstorm in November 2015, only two battered pine trees remained standing on a patch of land that marks the front entrance of Whitworth University. Now the site …
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that’s alive.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Every year thousands of hives dot Washington’s apple orchards. The bees inside pollinate the state’s apple trees. Apple farmers, for the most part, rent the their bees, said Dave Robison …
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
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.
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 University has begun replanting trees on campus after 155 were toppled in the November 2015 windstorm.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Deep watering will help trees through hot and dry summers.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015
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
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 …