Forests

12 Unforgettable Forests in Literature

The idea of an enchanted forest is one of the oldest in storytelling. This wild space represents the shortcomings of man’s power, a place where …

Literature

Denver's Trees Just Turned Blue

The freaky forests are an artistic cry against global deforestation<p>Denver’s flora right now seems more suitable for Planetoid Zorp than Earth. Groves of downtown trees have incurred a shocking transformation, their branches turning as unnaturally blue as the glowing water in a reactor core.<p>This …

Rainforests

This Amazing Project is Planting Trees in the Amazon Rainforest, but That’s Just Part of the Story

It’s hard to swallow this statistic, but 2,000 trees are chopped down in the Amazon rainforest every 60 seconds to make room for agriculture. …

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon rainforest under threat as Brazil tears up protections

The Amazon rainforest is facing a new threat: politics. Brazilian laws that protect the world’s largest rainforest are threatened by the country’s …

Amazon Rainforest

Scientists examine impact of high-severity fires on conifer forests: Study finds that wildfire in a warming climate could relegate portions of forested landscapes to shrubland

Study finds that wildfire in a warming climate could relegate portions of forested landscapes to shrubland<p>The ability of some Western conifer forests …

Climate Change

How burgers are tools for mass destruction | Commentary

Last year my best friend went vegan. And while I supported her, I loved meat and I never thought anything could change that.<p>Then, she sat me down …

Rainforests

Fire guts mill owned by Cooperstown wood baseball bat maker

A fire has heavily damaged the upstate New York mill owned by a Cooperstown-based wood baseball bat company.<p>Emergency officials in Otsego County say …

Major League Baseball

Oak tree where George Washington had picnic cut down

A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the remarkable piece of natural history. (April 24) AP<p>BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — A white oak tree that has watched over a …

George Washington

Trouble in Tiburon over trees has neighbors at odds

For Tiburon, it's a completely different take on the concept of trouble in paradise -- a disagreement about the value of some very old eucalyptus …

April 25

From the Archives: Santa Fe Springs oil well fires

On Sep. 16, 1928, a George F. Getty Inc. well exploded at the Santa Fe Springs oil fields, igniting a fire that burned for almost two months. According to a Los Angeles Times caption the next day, the shock wave from the explosion was felt more than a mile away.<p>This oil field fire was one of …

California

Gayatri Prajapati rape case: Former UP minister granted bail by POCSO court

<b>Lucknow:</b> Former UP minister Gayatri Prajapati and his two accomplices were Tuesday granted bail by a POCSO court in connection with a rape case.<p>File …

Crime

8 iconic plants and trees that herald spring

Oklahoma redbud<p>Oklahoma redbud trees are deciduous and found throughout the Southern U.S. and West Coast. They can reach 30 to 40 feet in height and …

University of Florida

Squirrels somehow predict seed bonanza | Geophysical Institute

Stan Boutin has climbed more than 5,000 spruce trees in the last 30 years. He's fallen only once, and he has often returned to the forest floor …

Gardening

Crabapple Bonsai Tree Propagation By Air Layering

This <b>Crabapple Tree</b>, also known as <i>Malus sargentii</i>, was collected a year ago. In this post, I will show you how to air layer this tree to create a …

Vancouver tree sale wildly popular but not for apartment dwellers

Park officials encourage green balconies but don't sell smaller trees<p>Each spring, the Vancouver Park Board holds a tree sale, selling varieties like …

British Columbia

Forestry official: National refuge fire could burn 6 months

Officials say a wildfire that has scorched 76 square miles (about 200 sq. kilometers) near the Georgia-Florida state line may keep burning for the …

Climate

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Investing

Collier County evacuations lifted as brush fires continue around Florida

Evacuation orders have been lifted in Collier County where a brush fire has been raging over the weekend along with two others in Lee and Polk …

Florida

Illegal dumpers, think twice: MD of Foothills to install cameras to catch roadside offenders near Calgary

Officials say problem of illegal dumping worse this spring than in recent years<p>The MD of Foothills is deploying video cameras along rural roads …

British Columbia

Police believe fire at Dalby State School deliberately lit

Police are investigating after a fire they believe was deliberately lit ripped through a Darling Downs state school overnight.<p>Emergency services were …

Brisbane

Lightning struck a tree and seemingly opened up the gates of Hell

If this isn't some sort of sign, we don't know what is.<p>According to The Weather Network, Mississippi and Alabama experienced severe storms this past weekend, including at least three reported tornados. In the aftermath of the storms, Janis Melton took this photo of a tree burning from the inside …

Humor

Forests in Germany

Dark ravines, romantic meadows and huge ancient trees. Germans love the diversity of their forests and enjoy hiking through woodland areas. We show you a selection of fascinating forests.

Travel

Giant redwoods brought to British shores on a tide of Victorian fashion

In woods across the UK, an imported American stands higher and broader than the trees that surround it<p>A wooded ridge overlooking the Ouzel Valley in Bedfordshire has a remarkable set of trees sticking head and shoulders above the rest.<p>Credited with being able to grow into the world’s largest living …

6 tips for choosing a healthy new tree

A new tree is a long-term investment, and many homeowners aren't sure how to choose a good one. Here are six tips from Doris Taylor, Plant Clinic manager at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle.<p><b>Plan ahead.</b> Before you shop, consider your site's conditions, such as the soil type and the amount of sunlight …

Gardening

Florida wildfires destroy at least 9 homes as thousands evacuate

Firefighters in Florida are battling wildfires burning in the central and southwestern parts of the state. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate and at least nine homes have been destroyed.

Florida

Artist Konstantin Dimopoulos Is Painting Trees Blue in the Denver Theatre District

Denver gets ribbed for its fixation on blue public art — the curious blue bear that welcome visitors at the convention center and the demonic rearing …

Denver

Did forests once grow on Mars? UFO hunters spot ‘tree stump’ in NASA picture

In the Martian, Matt Damon has to do unspeakable things with his own poo just to grow a few potatoes on Mars.<p>Tragic photo of father saying hello and …

UFOs

Guyana rules out planting industrial hemp

Government on Sunday ruled out permitting the cultivation of hemp, a member of the cannabis family, for industrial purposes, saying the plant was …

Cannabis

NSW tree lopper left dangling from tree

A NSW tree lopper has spent two hours suspended in the air when his leg was pinned beneath a fallen tree and another tree limb on Sydney's north …

The Benefits of using Treated Pine Timber

There is much to be said about the abundance of natural high quality <b>treated timber</b> available to us here in Australia. Being so spoiled for choice, it …

Construction