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Oakland Moves Forward With Plan To Remove Trees In Hills Deemed A Fire Hazard

Despite resistance from neighbors, the City of Oakland took a big step Tuesday night to prevent another big fire like the one that devastated the Oakland Hills in 1991.

21 hours ago

A palm tree is planted on the Oakland side of the new Bay Bridge span. (CBS)

Caltrans Removes Dying $10,000 Palm Trees From Bay Bridge Entrance In Oakland

Caltrans is tearing out some of the pricey palm trees lining the entrance to the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge after just one year.

05/13/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Citrus Growers Trimming, Painting Trees To Deal With Drought

Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.

05/05/2015

A bark beetle (National Park Service)

California Drought Causes Bark Beetle Infestation; 800,000 Acres Of Trees Destroyed In 2014

Californias historic drought is causing an infestation of bark beetles that’s destroying trees in the states forest lands.

05/05/2015

Scattered Jeffrey pine mortality (foreground) on Laguna Mountain on the Cleveland NF, with a
recent fire scar in background. Gray trees are dormant black oak or possibly dead oak. (USDA)

California Drought Leaves 12 Million Trees Dead

Extreme drought conditions have left an estimated 12 million trees dead in California’s forests over the past year.

05/04/2015

John Swett Elementary School (CBS)

Martinez School Official Takes Heat After Saying Some Students Don’t Need A/C

Some parents were offended when a school board member said kids at predominantly white John Swett Elementary need A/C, and kids at predominately Hispanic/Latino La Juntas Elementary don’t.

04/04/2015

The glassy-winged sharpshooter. (Courtesy: County of Marin)

Destructive Insect That Feeds On Grapevines, Almond Trees Discovered In Marin County

A destructive insect that could have serious adverse impacts for wineries and agricultural water use was discovered in Marin County last week, county officials said Wednesday.

03/04/2015

(CBS SF)

Storm Wind Topples Massive Trees, Narrowly Missing Oakland Hills Home

Crews are working to clear trees and power lines that were knocked down in this weekend’s Bay Area storm.

02/09/2015

A grove of redwood trees (CBS)

Climate Change A Leading Factor As California Loses Half Of All Large Trees, Study Finds

Over the last 85 years, California has seen more than half of its large trees vanish, according to the a publication in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

01/22/2015

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains sit idle at a BART maintenance facility. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wind-Toppled Trees And Debris Shut San Francisco, East Bay BART Tracks

Tuesday’s high winds are wreaking havoc on BART tracks causing complete shutdowns in San Francisco’s Mission, and in the East Bay.

12/30/2014

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