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A gardener inspects a damaged tree at the botanical garden in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital has begun grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and thousands of trees and branches littering many sidewalks and squares. Madrid city on Thursday estimated Storm Filomena caused 1.4 billion euros in damages. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Madrid digs way out of post-storm garbage, damaged trees

Jan. 14, 2021 2:18 PM EST

MADRID — (AP) — With piles of ice and snow still covering most streets of Madrid, the Spanish capital began Thursday grappling with the problem of garbage piled in the streets and tens of thousands of trees and branches blocking the pavement less than a week after Storm Filomena. The Madrid city...

With no successor to till the land, farm's days numbered

Jan. 9, 2021 3:01 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Ten years of planning, ten years of want ads and hope and worry ended one day in October when Don Kretschmann realized it wasn’t going to work; no one was going to step in. This was going to be the last harvest at Kretschmann Family Organic Farm. Come spring, the Beaver County...

Cornell to fell more than 1,700 ash trees infested by beetle

Jan. 5, 2021 10:17 AM EST

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — An invasive insect that kills ash trees is prompting Cornell University to fell 1,700 of the trees on its lands, a step it says will visibly alter the campus's appearance. The trees infested by the emerald ash borer will be felled between January and the end of March and include trees...

This undated photo shows yellowhorn tree seeds sprouting in New Paltz, NY. With its chilling hours fulfilled in the refrigerator, these seeds feel that winter is over, and have sprouted. (Lee Reich via AP)

They need to chill. Tips for turning seeds into trees

Jan. 5, 2021 7:23 AM EST

How exciting to think of a full-size tree locked up within each seed still clinging to the branches of sugar maples, hornbeams, oaks, sycamores and other trees at the end of summer. It was with such visions that I dropped an apple seed into some potting soil in an 8-inch clay flowerpot one autumn day years ago....

Minnesota offering more cash for black spruce seed

Jan. 1, 2021 1:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s black spruce seed supply is low, prompting the state Department of Natural Resources to offer more money to people to collect them to meet spring orders for reforesting. The Star Tribune reports the state is paying $85 a bushel, up from $70 last year. The DNR’s...

This photo provided by The Nature Conservancy shows a prescribed fire sweeping through longleaf pines in 2019 at The Nature Conservancy's Calloway Preserve near Fort Bragg, N.C.  An intensive effort in nine coastal states from Virginia to Texas is bringing back longleaf pines -- armor-plated trees that bear footlong needles and need regular fires to spark their seedlings’ growth and to support wildly diverse grasslands that include carnivorous plants and harbor burrowing tortoises.  (Margaret Fields/The Nature Conservancy via AP)

Restoring longleaf pines, keystone of once vast ecosystems

Dec. 30, 2020 10:36 AM EST

DESOTO NATIONAL FOREST, Miss. (AP) — When European settlers came to North America, fire-dependent savannas anchored by lofty pines with footlong needles covered much of what became the southern United States. Yet by the 1990s, logging and clear-cutting for farms and development had all but eliminated...

Pandemic cancels annual WVa Christmas tree recycling event

Dec. 28, 2020 10:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual Christmas tree recycling event in West Virginia has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event uses hundreds of Christmas trees to be repurposed as fish habitat in lakes around the state. Trees have been collected each year at Charleston’s Capitol...

SC to collect discarded Christmas trees for artificial reefs

Dec. 26, 2020 4:12 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina residents are being asked to recycle their discarded Christmas trees to help the state continue its efforts to attract fish by building artificial reefs. Every winter the Department of Natural Resources gathers hundred of used Christmas trees to refurbish angling sites...

1 dead when car leaves Route 24, rolls over into tree

Dec. 24, 2020 1:41 PM EST

RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — A 20-year-old Boston man died after his car left the roadway and struck a tree on Route 24 in Randolph, authorities say. The car was headed north just before 4 p.m. Wednesday when it changed lanes at high speed, according to the preliminary investigation, state police said in a...

Child, grandparents stranded in national forest rescued

Dec. 24, 2020 11:35 AM EST

NORTH BEND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have found a 4-year-old girl and her grandparents who became stranded while looking for a Christmas tree in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon. The Coast Guard said the child and her grandparents were found Wednesday after venturing into the forest on Monday. The...