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Traps aimed at shedding light on forest-damaging bug

posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Triangular, purple kite-like contraptions placed in trees across the country are helping state and federal agriculture officials learn more about a deadly beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada and... Full Story

O, Tannenbaum! Are You best Natural or Artificial?

posted on December 9, 2011 at 8:23 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- If the holidays are truly a time for peace on earth and goodwill toward all, someone forgot to tell the Christmas tree people. For these holiday antagonists, there can be no yule truce: It's either a natural tree grown at... Full Story

Paper Industry Tests Genetically Altered Trees

posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:06 PM

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in seven Southern states have generated more cries from critics worried that such a large introduction of a bioengineered nonnative... Full Story

Va. Christmas Tree Growers See Bargain Hunters

posted on December 11, 2009 at 3:12 PM

RICHMOND, Va (AP) - The list of Christmas essentials still includes a tree, even if many people are hunting for bargains this year. Full Story

O' Christmas Tree

posted on November 30, 2007 at 8:11 PM

O' Christmas Tree
Christmas tree growers are hoping that an increase in sales will make a white Christmas a little greener. Full Story

Government Pays Peach Producers to Cut Down Trees

posted on December 23, 2005 at 8:12 PM

California farmers grow about 85 percent of the peaches that are canned in the United States annually. But with the market in the pits, the Agriculture Department is offering $7 million to Golden State growers to cut down their trees. Full Story

New Forest Management Rules Unveiled

posted on December 24, 2004 at 8:12 PM

Managers of the nation's 155 national forests will have more leeway to approve logging and other commercial projects with less formal environmental review under a new Bush administration plan. Full Story

Growth In Dwarf Apple Trees

posted on November 7, 2003 at 8:11 PM

Short and sweet in the apple industry. Full Story

Country Air Not Good For Trees

posted on July 11, 2003 at 8:07 PM

That breath of fresh air in the country may not be so fresh.. Full Story

Chain Stores Sell More Christmas Trees

posted on December 20, 2002 at 8:12 PM

Where do you buy your Christmas tree? Full Story

Willows for Biomass

posted on October 25, 2002 at 8:10 PM

And you say these willows will do what now? Full Story

Skinny Peach Trees

posted on December 7, 2001 at 8:12 PM

USDA horticulturists have developed two new varieties of peach trees. Both grow sweet and delicious fruit while taking up less space. Full Story

Paw Paw

posted on May 11, 2001 at 8:05 PM

Researchers at Kentucky State University are looking into the native paw paw tree as a replacement crop for tobacco farmers. Full Story

Yew needles find partner in fighting cancer

posted on March 31, 2000 at 8:03 PM

A NUTTY ANSWER TO FIGHTING CANCER.. Full Story

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