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Monday, October 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Weather has been ideal for fall colors in Inland Northwest

Do the larches look especially golden this year? The aspens, brighter than usual?


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, …


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, …


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 …


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 …


Dry conditions killing Douglas fir trees

OLYMPIA – The mortality rate for young Douglas fir trees throughout Western Washington is on the rise due to drought-like conditions late last summer and this spring, according to state …


Topped trees near Indian Canyon Golf Course frustrate city

Neighbors along the east side of Indian Canyon Golf Course got a surprise when they heard chainsaws at 5:40 a.m. on May 20. A subcontractor was topping trees to clear …


Lands Council, STCU, students team up on watershed restoration

The sun-dappled water glistened in the late morning light and so did the foreheads of the teens who planted trees along Hangman Creek last week. While some kids learn about …


Tree inventory helps arborists plan for Spokane’s future

It’s almost like money growing on trees. A new city report has counted, measured and placed a monetary value on nearly every tree on city property.


City tree expert enjoys informal nature of weekly coffee hours

For the past couple of years, Spokane urban forester Angel Spell has been holding an informal coffee hour at Atticus on Howard Street every Monday afternoon. There is no agenda, …


Organizers take lessons from last year’s reforesting event

Thousands of trees planted in Spokane County last year are dead. The Lands Council rallied hundreds of volunteers a year ago to plant 10,000 ponderosa pine seedlings at a dozen …


Birch trees need plenty of water

Got a birch tree that doesn’t look too healthy after our long, dry summer? You aren’t alone. Both European white birch and river birch are popular landscape trees in the …


Montana wildfires burn homes, cause injuries

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rapidly expanding wildfires across a broad swath of southern Montana have caused injuries and burned homes, buildings and vehicles, authorities said Thursday, as firefighters struggled to …


Inventory counts city’s trees, charts condition, evaluates role

As long as there have been cities, people have planted trees along streets, in parks and in yards. To better assess how Spokane street trees contribute to the city’s infrastructure …


Pining feline rescued from 80-foot perch

Everyone knows that when a cat gets stuck in a tree, firefighters rescue it. At least that’s what happens in the movies. But when Karen Fishburn and her neighbors heard …


Free course on pruning methods planned at Finch

The Spokane Urban Forestry and the Spokane Conservation District will hold a free course on Friday at Finch Arboretum, 3404 W. Woodland Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon, teaching the …