Stories tagged: trees
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
Now that I have a partner, I never get to have any fun in the yard.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019
Around 400 volunteers planted about 3,000 small plants and 250 trees at two sites as a part of the Lands Council and Avista’s eighth annual Reforest Spokane Day.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019
City crews and South Hill residents continued clearing fallen trees and tree limbs from yards, streets, sidewalks and parks on Friday.
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019
Take a big, deep breath. As you inhale and exhale, you can probably feel the air taking up space in your lungs.The air we breathe is made up of a …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
The Washington Invasive Species Council is asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August.
UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019
More trees will be planted in Spokane during the next decade to provide more shade during hot summer days and filter storm water.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
City leaders hope to grow Spokane’s tree canopy by 30 percent by 2030, focusing on many of the city’s poorest, and most sparsely planted neighborhoods.
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that’s alive.
Sun., June 4, 2017
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
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
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
Whitworth University has begun replanting trees on campus after 155 were toppled in the November 2015 windstorm.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
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
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
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
Large fir trees in North Idaho forests are supporting so many cones that they are in danger of snapping.
Wed., July 20, 2016
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
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
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.