Latest Deciduous trees News

Duck! Flying squirrels take to the air in Nebraska city

Dec. 23, 2021 12:43 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A crew cutting down a dying oak at the University of Nebraska made a surprising find — flying squirrels. A video shot by a member of the crew made its way to Larkin Powell, a conservation biology professor. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that he was...

Restoration project to begin at wildlife management area

Dec. 12, 2021 13:03 PM EST

MILTON, Vt. (AP) — A sandplain restoration project is going to begin at the Sandbar Wildlife Management Area in Milton with a timber harvest, according to the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The first step of the project, along U.S. Route 2, will be the harvest that will...

Giant City State Park lodge has unique history

Dec. 11, 2021 01:05 AM EST

MAKANDA, Ill. (AP) — The majestic Giant City Lodge sits at the highest point in Giant City State Park, but the park and lodge have a history of their own. One of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s programs, Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC, was started in 1933 and enrolled young...

Across the Mid-Atlantic, giant oak trees are dying

Dec. 05, 2021 09:03 AM EST

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — Jason and Aga Jones loved the magnificent oak tree that was once the centerpiece of their backyard. In 2013 — a year after they bought their home in Takoma Park, Md. — they restored a circular stone retaining wall around the base of the tree. In 2019, they added...

Controlled burn plans in works for 3 Utah national forests

Nov. 21, 2021 08:02 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For decades, the U.S. Forest Service’s practice of putting out wildfires was a huge success. But the policy backfired, setting the stage for the massive destructive wildfires that have flared with increasing regularity across the West. While...

Time catching up to 158-year-old Beaufort National Cemetery

Nov. 13, 2021 00:23 AM EST

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Staff Sgt. John Bentley and Pfc. Esteban Villa stepped toward each other as the U.S. flag they folded grew smaller. Wearing white gloves, they tucked and patted it, just so, and communicated in whispers — “Ready, fold.” “Ready, turn.” ...