Trees

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

Christmas Tree Recycling

San Francisco Kicks Off Christmas Tree Recycling Program With ‘Chipping Of Trees’ Civic Center Event

Residents leave trees curbside between Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.

12/26/2014

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Beware San Francisco’s Ninja Mistletoe

It can happen to anyone. You’re walking down the street, maybe with someone you’ve just met, or worse– a co-worker, and you pause for traffic, and then suddenly, before you even realize what happened, you look up, and it’s there: the Ninja Mistletoe.

12/19/2014

One of the effigies found hanging at UC Berkeley Saturday morning. (Source: Pastormykmac)

3 Life-Sized Cardboard Cutouts Of Black Men Hanging By Nooses Found At UC Berkeley

The effigies had names of actual past lynching victims and the dates of their death. At least one effigy had “I Can’t Breathe” printed on the front.

12/13/2014

(CBS SF) November, 2014

Hurricane-Force Winds, Torrential Rain Forecast For What Could Be Storm Of The Decade

Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade.

12/09/2014

Storm toppled tree limbs

Wet, Windy Weather Topples Trees Across San Francisco

Wet and windy weather continues to have an impact on large trees in San Francisco, where a number of them toppled over this weekend, including a large branch that fell in the city’s North Beach neighborhood.

12/01/2014

The Japanese Dodder plant takes over an oak tree in Oakland. (CBS)

Killer Alien Weed Invades Bay Area, Sucking Life Out Of Trees, Other Plants

An invasive, parasitic plant which grows lengthy vines and overwhelms native plants to the point of sucking the life out of them is invading the Bay Area, according to county officials.

11/03/2014

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

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