U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Cutting the People’s Tree

When Kirsten Kaiser the Three Rivers District Ranger called and asked if I would consider being the sawyer for the 2017 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, I just about said no.

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell shares his passion for music and trees at FestForums

Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell shares his passion for music and trees at FestForums

When Chuck Leavell is touring with The Rolling Stones he is sharing his passion for music and trees.

Report: Urban wood utilization in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia

Report: Urban wood utilization in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia

Urban areas in the United States – in the South and nationwide – have expanded rapidly over the last few decades.

Strategies for success under forest service restoration initiatives

Strategies for success under forest service restoration initiatives

Over the last decade, the Forest Service has been implementing a series of new initiatives designed to accelerate cross-boundary, collaborative, integrated restoration.

Weather, fuels, fire behavior, plumes, and smoke—the nexus of fire meteorology

Weather, fuels, fire behavior, plumes, and smoke—the nexus of fire meteorology

In a pair of review papers, Potter summarized the significant fire weather research findings over about the past hundred years.

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest 

Pine beetles from Jasper National Park moving into commercial forest 

A massive and uncontrollable buildup of mountain pine beetles in Jasper National Park is starting to explode into commercially valuable forests along its boundaries.

SRP donates $400K to support TNC’s Future Forests Project 

SRP donates $400K to support TNC’s Future Forests Project 

Salt River Project’s Board of Directors has approved a $400,000 contribution to The Nature Conservancy in Arizona to support forest restoration on the Verde River watershed. 

For the love of big trees

For the love of big trees

Mark Lewing has lived in Stevensville 40 years and loved big trees all his life.

2.4 million trees are dead in Yosemite National Park

2.4 million trees are dead in Yosemite National Park

Among Yosemite’s emerald forests, parched brown timber poke out like matchsticks waiting for a spark.

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 

Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 

The House of Representatives passed HR 2936 in an attempt to improve the ability of the Forest Service to manage fores

Regenerating forests for healthy wildlife habitats

Regenerating forests for healthy wildlife habitats

The Ruffed Grouse Society uses machinery to clear small forest patches of overgrown trees, to reinvigorate land for many species.

Effect of forest cover on water treatment costs 

Effect of forest cover on water treatment costs 

American water utilities spend millions of dollars protecting and improving their source water to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water.

Forest Service fire experts blocked from attending major fire conference 

Forest Service fire experts blocked from attending major fire conference 

Several of Missoula’s top federal fire scientists have been denied permission to attend the International Fire Congress, leading conference organizers to suspect censorship of climate-related research.

Meet the standing dead – Oregon’s “zombie trees”

Meet the standing dead – Oregon’s “zombie trees”

According to an analysis commissioned by OFRI, more than 350 million individual trees are standing dead in the 14 million acres of national forestland in Oregon.

Will forest thinning and burning save Mexican spotted owls, or doom them?

Will forest thinning and burning save Mexican spotted owls, or doom them?

The firefighters moved through the ponderosa pine forest in darkness, intentionally setting fires with drip torches as they moved down a hill near Mormon Lake, about 40 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Forest Legacy mapping tool provides options for conservation professionals

Forest Legacy mapping tool provides options for conservation professionals

The U.S. Forest Service has created an interactive map highlighting conserved lands throughout the United States.

"Red tape" could slow Montana firefighting efforts, but funding

“Red tape” could slow Montana firefighting efforts, but funding

Firefighting is entering a new era, as fire crews face blazes with greater intensity and fewer resources. 

Idaho’s Ikola Logging honored by industry magazine

Idaho’s Ikola Logging honored by industry magazine

On the 20th anniversary of its prestigious national award, Timber Harvesting magazine has named G. Ikola Inc. (Ikola Logging) of McCall, Id. as the 2017 Timber Harvesting Logging Business of the Year.

‘The year that Maine burned’: 70 years ago ravaging fires left thousands of Mainers homeless

‘The year that Maine burned’: 70 years ago ravaging fires left thousands of Mainers homeless

“I tried to walk around the town. I might just as well have tried to walk in my furnace.”

Pacific Northwest sees sudden oak death destroy fir trees

Pacific Northwest sees sudden oak death destroy fir trees

Differing from the European strain of sudden oak death, the North American strain has been killing tanoak for years.