Trees

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

John Muir

Arborists Try To Clone John Muir’s Bay Area Tree

Arborists are trying to clone a dying tree the naturalist brought to the Bay Area in the nineteenth century.

06/20/2013

A man uses a chainsaw to cut a fallen tree. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

East Bay Tree-Cutting Proposal To Reduce Fire Hazard Criticized

Opponents of the fire hazard reduction plan for the East Bay hills are calling it a guise to conduct massive clear-cutting of the area.

05/23/2013

Cloned redwood trees being planted at the College of Marin, in celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, 2013. (CBS)

Cloned Redwood Trees Planted At College Of Marin

The College of Marin celebrated Earth Day in a very special way, by planting some of the rarest trees on the planet. They planted three clones of ancient coastal redwoods, cut down more than a century ago.

04/22/2013

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