Trees

A Menlo Park woman is on a mission to save this redwood tree from PG&E trimmers. (CBS)

San Francisco’s Tree Maintenance Program Has Been A Death-Sentence For Some Trees

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors are trying to figure out how to stop a tree-maintenance program that virtually everyone agrees is a horrible idea. For some street trees it’s been a death sentence.

10/28/2014

Rim Fire

U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It ‘Travesty’

A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

08/27/2014

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

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