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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Tree becomes part of The Susie Forest

It’s not every day you get to see Batman help plant a tree. But on April 10, Batman – aka Jack Kelnhofer, age 4 – hefted a shovel and scattered …


Photo: New ponderosas adorn former YMCA site

Grove of trees also honors the late Susie Stephens: Nancy MacKerrow holds a picture of her daughter, Susie Stephens, in front of 10 newly planted ponderosa pine trees on Wednesday …


Five months of fruit possible with right care

Last week I talked about finding the right place for your backyard orchard. This week I want to talk about selecting and caring for the trees you put in it. …


Plan carefully to enjoy the fruits of your backyard orchard

With all the interest in growing backyard gardens it’s not surprising that people are also getting interested in creating backyard orchards. Planting a backyard orchard takes a little planning and …


Conservation district’s plants are zone smart

Every year conservation districts around the state offer trees, shrubs and groundcovers to help rural landowners build shelter belts, develop wildlife habitat and reforest land to reduce soil erosion and …


Education Notebook: Rogers students present ‘Curious Savage’

Rogers High School drama students will show audiences that money doesn’t bring happiness, even when you’re left $10 million by your deceased husband – but, friends in the nut house …


Colors of fall can help you find a perfect tree

As luck would have it last week I had to travel up to Republic, Wash., in Ferry County for work. All along the road through the Colville Valley and over …


Arborists say fall is perfect time to winterize trees

It’s a rite of fall: Green leaves turn red and gold and then fall as trees prepare themselves for winter. It’s an excellent time to give your trees a good …


Utility rate hikes on agenda

Of all the proposals to raise utility rates this year in Spokane, it’s the smallest one that may have the smallest chance of approval. The Spokane City Council on Monday …


Picturesque lakeside trees could fall victim to the ax

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


Army Corps wants CdA to cut down ‘dike road’ trees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is calling for the city of Coeur d’Alene to remove hundreds of trees from its levee, which separates North Idaho College and the Fort …


Cold means you still have time to plant trees

Well, we broke a dubious weather record last Sunday. April 24 was the latest we have ever experienced a 60-degree day for the first time in the spring. The old …


Birches need shade, adequate water

It’s hard to beat the beautiful white bark of the European weeping birch tree. But as popular as they are, birch trees are not easy to grow in the Inland …


City removes trees on Grand

Work crews on Monday began removing 19 mature trees along Grand Boulevard south of 29th Avenue. The sound of chain saws may have startled some in the neighborhood, but the …


Crews remove trees on South Grand Boulevard

Work crews on Monday began removing 19 mature trees along Grand Boulevard south of 29th Avenue. The sound of chainsaws may have startled some in the neighborhood, but the work …


Tender trees, shrubs need relief from weighty snow, ice

I recently drove to Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass. All along the road the trees were mantled in white that made them look like thin white candles. It was beautiful but …


Tender trees, shrubs need relief from weighty snow, ice

I recently drove to Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass. All along the road the trees were mantled in white that made them look like thin white candles. It was beautiful but …


Do Your Part: Time to stop taking trees for granted

Are you a tree hugger? Would you admit it if you were? The term “tree hugger” is frequently used in a less-than-favorable way to describe someone who is passionate about …


Do Your Part: Put fallen leaves to good use

The trees have begun their annual ritual of showering us with leaves of orange, yellow, crimson and brown. For many, this means hours raking and bagging leaves to be carted …


Add fall color to your garden with trees and shrubs

I was in Deer Park and Sandpoint last weekend to give some talks. Getting the chance to visit with folks about community gardens and beneficial insects was a lot of …


Add fall color to your garden with trees and shrubs

I was in Deer Park and Sandpoint last weekend to give some talks. Getting the chance to visit with folks about community gardens and beneficial insects was a lot of …


Spokane’s urban forester: Trees are everyone’s responsibility

Angel Spell started work April 5 as the city of Spokane’s urban forester. Spell previously served in urban forester positions in Post Falls and Hayden. She earns $62,389 a year …


Digging dooms old Siberian elm

When a new irrigation system was installed in Comstock Park this summer, some of the digging got too close to old trees, damaging their root systems. An old Siberian elm …


Thinning project will create 55 jobs

COEUR D’ALENE – More than $2 million in federal stimulus funding will be used to thin trees in four North Idaho counties, restoring the ecosystem and lowering the risk of …


Spring rain awakens the senses

It rained last night. There is nothing more nourishing to the garden than a good spring rain. And there is nothing more satisfying to the gardener than to see life …


Pick up free tree at annual Plant a Tree Day

Need a leafy addition to your yard? The city of Post Falls is giving away free trees April 7 in the fourth annual Plant a Tree (for FREE!) Day. Residents …


Confusion Dries Up Ruby Trees Landscaping Withering Because Businesses Weren’t Told To Water

Mountain Gear owner Paul Fish is trying to revive the trees and lawn near his business. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review