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  • Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End

     Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End
    SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales. "You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
  • After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees

    After Thanksgiving, many Carroll families turn appetite to Christmas trees
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire

    TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Forestry...
  • Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths

    Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths
    TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...
  • Birdwatchers needed to help forest officials count bald eagles

    Calling all birdwatchers: National forest officials are asking for volunteers to help count bald eagles in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains this winter. Starting on Dec. 21, forest rangers will hold monthly get-togethers, where volunteers...
  • Human remains found in Altadena area of Angeles National Forest

    Human remains found in Altadena area of Angeles National Forest
    Homicide detectives plan to return to a section of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena on Thursday to investigate human remains found there earlier this week. The remains were found Wednesday about 12:25 p.m. in the 3900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue,...
  • For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales

    For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales
    The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend. Their first Christmas tree sales. All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...
  • The trouble with parking at state parks

    The trouble with parking at state parks
    The California state parks system is pretty clueless about parking -- which, strange to say, is kind of an important issue for it these days because it's how we pay to get in and how it gets a lot of its money. Much of the time, at many of the parks,...
  • Virginia Department of Forestry: Woman's vision protects family's forest and its valuable legacy with conservation easement

    Virginia  Department of Forestry: Woman's vision protects family's forest and its valuable legacy with conservation easement
    In 1961, when Mrs. Segar White Guy inherited her father’s 306-acre tract of unmanaged forestland in Sussex County, she made the long-term commitment to improve the quality of the woodland, according to a news release from the Virginia Department...
  • Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air

    Grand fire burns through 3,800 acres; crews attack from air
    More than 1,400 firefighters were on the lines Friday, battling a brush fire that’s burned through more than 3,800 acres in Ventura and Kern counties since Wednesday. The Grand fire is 25% contained, and the threatened Hungry Valley State Park and...
  • A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest

    A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest
    Maybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp. Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...