Latest Trees News

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...

Vermonters may harvest a Christmas tree from national forest

Dec. 03, 2021 13:44 PM EST

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The public is again invited to cut down a Christmas tree from Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest. A required $5 permit can be purchased online or at Green Mountain National Forest offices in Manchester and Rochester. This...

Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

Dec. 02, 2021 13:12 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Even Christmas trees aren’t immune to the pandemic-induced shortages and inflation plaguing the economy. Extreme weather and supply chain disruptions have reduced supplies of both real and artificial trees this season. American shoppers should...

Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Rockefeller tree lit up

Dec. 01, 2021 22:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The holly, jolly, best time of the year got a light-filled launch on Wednesday, when the towering Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center was officially turned on. The 79-foot (24-meter) Norway spruce, covered with more than 50,000 lights in a rainbow of...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen. November 30, 2021. Editorial: With emergence of omicron COVID variant, follow CDC’s guidance and get booster shot There is plenty we don’t know yet know about the omicron COVID-19 variant, as news of its discovery broke...

Ducey kick offs holidays with lighting of Capitol tree

Dec. 01, 2021 14:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A 25-foot-tall (7.6-meter) white pine installed in state Capitol’s executive tower lobby was lit for the first time Wednesday by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during a celebration marking the start of the holiday season. The lighting of the Capitol tree is an...

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

Nov. 30, 2021 13:44 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who's responsible. Known for their unique...

California lawmakers relocate to make way for new building

Nov. 29, 2021 19:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Legislature will reconvene in about a month, but staff are busy this week building boxes instead of bills as they work to quickly vacate their offices ahead of the scheduled demolition of their nearly 70-year-old workspace. ...

Land Between the Lakes offers free Christmas trees

Nov. 29, 2021 07:07 AM EST

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is offering permits for free cedar Christmas trees. Permits must be obtained online and allow each family to cut one tree through Dec. 24, a statement from the National Forest Service said. Trees...

Barn owl documented in Wisconsin for 1st time in 20 years

Nov. 29, 2021 01:03 AM EST

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — In a rare sighting, the first barn owl nest was documented in the state of Wisconsin in more than two decades after a La Crosse resident spotted an owlet in their backyard, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The bird has been an...