| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Still haven't selected your tree for the holidays? Prefer to wait and display your tree closer to Christmas? Then you should consider a live Christmas tree, suggests the International Society of Arboriculture in a news release.
Live Christmas trees...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:23 AM
WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now."
They check their ammunition and assault...
| Dec 28, 2012
We have to think more creatively about how we protect both trees and power lines ("A bid to trim power outages," Dec. 23). As Jamie Smith Hopkins' article noted, we can no more be asked to choose between trees or power than we can be asked to choose...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Virginia's 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15 – the start of spring fire season in the state, according to a news release. The law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day until April 30, if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:27 PM
FORSYTH, Mo. -- A convicted bank robber is charged with killing a woman from Hollister 10 years ago. The Taney County prosecuting attorney charged Phillip Dodd, 40, with first-degree murder on Thursday.
Dodd is charged with killing Becky Sutton on...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 1:14 PM
With across-the-board federal spending cuts constricting an already tight budget, officials in charge of restoring thousands of acres in the Angeles National Forest left damaged by the 2009 Station fire are turning to nonprofits for help.
Although the U....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:43 AM
With the beginning of spring comes the beginning of great gardening and home events, including these for Saturday, March 23:
Walk in the Forest
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day at the Virginia Department of Forestry's New Kent Forestry Center...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Recently, the improper disposal of ashes from fireplaces and woodstoves caused several wildland fires, according to a press release from the Virginia Department of Forestry. Wood ashes retain enough heat to ignite other combustible materials for several...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Robert and Wilma Muir, owners of Deer Creek Valley Tree Farm in Street, have once again provided a large white pine Christmas tree for display outside the Maryland Department of Agriculture headquarters in Annapolis.
Maryland Agriculture Secretary...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:36 PM
WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
The huge Rim fire raging near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Monday night, but firefighters also made progress in containing the blaze.
The wildfire was threatening 4,500 structures as flames consumed brush and timber in an area larger than...