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Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog

Threat To Endangered Frogs Puts Tahoe Tree-Thinning Project On Hold

The U.S. Forest Service will postpone a tree-thinning project intended to decrease the wildfire risk at Lake Tahoe after a lawsuit raised concern about its effect on an endangered frog species.

08/11/2014

North American tree climbing champion Chad Brey in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. July 30, 2014 (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

North American Tree Climbing Champ Scales Golden Gate Park Eucalyptus In Preparation For Internationals

A San Francisco tree climber prepares for an international competition next week by scaling eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park.

07/30/2014

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - JULY 28: The El Portal Fire burns on the western edge on July 28, 2014 in Yosemite National Park, California. (Photo by Don Smith/Getty Images)

Crews Work To Keep Yosemite Fire From Giant Sequoia Trees

Fire crews strengthened old containment lines on Wednesday, as they tried to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees.

07/30/2014

Diseased palm trees along San Francisco's Embarcadero (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

Diseased Palm Trees Along San Francisco’s Embarcadero To Undergo Costly Removal, Replacement

Some of the iconic palm trees that line San Francisco’s Embarcadero are dying of a fungal disease that will require both their costly removal and replacement by the city’s Department of Public Works.

07/22/2014

A park ranger inspects a redwood tree in Redwood National Park that has been vandalized to steal a "burl." (National Park Service)

Humboldt County Man Charged With Cutting Knobby Growths From Old Redwoods In National Parks

A Northern California man is facing charges in connection with the cutting of knobby growths from an old growth redwood tree.

05/14/2014

A black-crowned night heron perched on a branch. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Neighbors Fear Baby Birds Massacred In Woodchipper During Oakland Post Office Project

Oakland residents say rare birds were slaughtered during an Oakland tree-trimming project on behalf of the downtown U.S. Post office.

05/07/2014

Mudslide Aerial

Mudslide, Downed Trees Cleared From Moraga Avenue In Piedmont; Power Restored

Piedmont city officials say they reopened Moraga Ave. around 7:45 p.m. Friday after a closure caused by a small landslide that knocked several trees into a power line.

04/18/2014

Redwood National Park

Climate Change May Help California Coastal Redwoods Grow Faster

California’s beloved giant trees could be weathering climate change—and it might even help them thrive.

08/14/2013

San Francisco City Hall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Homeowners Asked To Trim Trees, Some Face Fines

Recently, the City of San Francisco has placed the care of trees along sidewalks, also known as street trees, in the hands of residents. For some property owners, the move has proved costly.

07/18/2013

Windmill

Arrest Made In Golden Gate Park Tree Vandalism

San Francisco police said Thursday that they have made an arrest in connection with the vandalism of trees in Golden Gate Park.

07/11/2013

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