Latest Oak trees News

So long, Charlie: Centuries-old white oak is no more

Aug. 13, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SHAWNEELAND, Va. (AP) — It’s 1722 in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Frederick County won’t be Frederick County for another 21 years. Virginia won’t be Virginia for another 36 years. The only people living in the region are Native Americans of the Shawnee tribe, and they...

Governor declares emergency over wildfire near Yosemite

Jul. 23, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

WAWONA, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving brush fire near Yosemite National Park exploded in size Saturday into one of California's largest wildfires of the year, prompting evacuation orders for thousands of people and shutting off power to more than 2,000 homes and businesses. The Oak...

An ‘MRI’ for trees helps save live oaks on Mississippi Coast

Jul. 03, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Before a developer starts construction on a new project in downtown Ocean Springs, he ordered root scans of two century-old oak trees on the property to show him where to build. “We plan to build luxury townhouses with parking and a pool,” said...

Man accused of stealing timber faces federal charges

May. 27, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Bayfield County man on charges that he stole timber from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. The Wisconsin State Journal reported 40-year-old Jerod Hecimovich of Mason is charged in a three-count indictment with...