Latest Conifers News

Visitors to world's tallest tree could face $5K fine, jail

Aug. 01, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tree enthusiasts who make the trek to the world's tallest tree deep in a Northern California forest will face a fine and possible jail time after park officials declared the remote area off-limits because of damage done by trampling visitors to the tree and surrounding...

Wildfire rages in Bordeaux; fire pilot killed in Portugal

Jul. 16, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Strong winds and hot, dry weather frustrated French firefighters' efforts Saturday to contain a huge wildfire that raced across pine forests in the Bordeaux region for a fifth straight day, one of several wildfires scorching Europe this week. Among the worst fires have...

Yosemite wildfire is latest threat to giant sequoia trees

Jul. 08, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park was closed Friday and hundreds of people ordered evacuated nearby as a wildfire burning through dense forest became the latest in recent years to threaten the world’s largest trees. ...

Turkey battles wind-driven wildfire near resort for 3rd day

Jun. 23, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Firefighting crews battled for a third day on Thursday a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened swaths of pine forest near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey and driven hundreds of people from their homes. More than 2,500 firefighters, aided by...

US to spend $9 million to bolster sagebrush ecosystems

Jun. 16, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Thursday announced $9 million for 40 projects in Idaho and seven other Western states for sagebrush ecosystems to combat invasive species and wildfire, reduce the spread of juniper trees and promote community and economic stability. ...

Minjee Lee of Australia wins U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles for second major title

Jun. 05, 2022 18:56 PM EDT
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Minjee Lee of Australia wins U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles for second major title.

Missing Virginia woman found alive in forest after 8 days

May. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SIMPLICITY, Va. (AP) — A 69-year-old Virginia woman who went missing last week was found alive Monday in a dense pine forest less than a mile from her home, the local sheriff announced. The search for Aletha Gee Walton began May 17, when her family discovered she was missing and...

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West's post-fire future

May. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen Burney and his team knew they had to save what they could. Atop their list was a priceless...