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Mexicans hope for recovery of monarch butterflies

Nov. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Communal farmers and butterfly guides are hoping for a rebound in the number of monarch butterflies — and tourists — at their wintering grounds in central Mexico after a bad year for both last year. Experts say it is too early to calculate the...

Rhode Island's governor sets State House tree lighting event

Nov. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor is hosting the annual holiday celebration and tree lighting at the State House. Gov. Dan McKee said the festivities will take place at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 outside, on the south lawn of the State House. The tree will be lit at...

Drought-stressed Oregon trees were scorched in heat wave

Nov. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EST

BEND, Ore. (AP) — This summer’s heat scorched Oregon trees — maybe worse than ever before — and scientists are beginning to piece together what that means for the trees’ long-term health. Reports of fading foliage and crispy conifers started coming within days...

Bidens open holidays with Christmas tree and 'friendsgiving'

Nov. 22, 2021 23:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden opened the holiday season at the White House on Monday by breaking off a sprig from the official Blue Room tree and giving it — and a big smooch — to her toddler grandson. “Look how beautiful this is,” the first lady said of the 18...

Boston’s Christmas tree arrives in the city from Nova Scotia

Nov. 19, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A 48-foot white spruce chosen as Boston’s Christmas tree has arrived in the city from Nova Scotia, as part of a decades-old tradition. This year’s tree was donated by L’Arche Cape Breton, a nonprofit that provides homes and work for people with...

Maine city's holiday tree will fulfill longtime family wish

Nov. 18, 2021 01:31 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The holiday tree in Maine's largest city will be a balsam fir planted by a resident nearly four decades ago. Portland has a tradition of harvesting a tree from a local neighborhood to serve as its downtown holiday centerpiece. This year's tree...

Home for the holidays: Rockefeller tree arrives in NYC

Nov. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City ushered in the holiday season Saturday with the arrival of a 79-foot (24-meter) Norway spruce that will serve as one of the world's most famous Christmas trees, in Rockefeller Center. The 12-ton tree was trucked in from the Price family...

Gnarled trees' generate different opinions on origins

Nov. 06, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — Rooted on a former Ute encampment in the foothills of the Front Range, the piney crown of a long-lived ponderosa pine pokes nearly 100 feet into the sky. Its trunk, gnarled and knobbly with age, is hollowed at the bottom, offering what could be a narrow shelter for...

Boston's Christmas tree chosen to make trek from Nova Scotia

Oct. 26, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A 48-foot white spruce has been chosen to serve a Boston’s next Christmas tree and will soon begin its trek from Nova Scotia as part of a decades-old tradition. This year’s tree is being donated by L’Arche Cape Breton, a nonprofit that provides homes...

NTSB: Small plane wrecked in North Carolina hit pine trees

Oct. 21, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

ANDREWS, N.C. (AP) — A private pilot and a passenger were killed earlier this month when the small plane they were in collided with pine trees in North Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its preliminary report. The single-engine Beech S35 was...