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Study: Sudden oak death might be unstoppable in California

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — An epidemic of the tree disease “sudden oak death” cannot be eradicated in California, but it can be managed, a new study shows.

The computer model used in the study published this week in the...

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California to remove dying pines, hoping to prevent fires

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Several California organizations are pitching in to remove dead trees in the state.

The Fresno Bee reports that many of the state’s ponderosa pines are dying from a combination of drought and Western bark...

Idaho Land Board approves state timber harvest for 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday approved harvesting 247 million board feet of timber from state land in 2017 as part of a 50-year-plan to reduce the inventory of harvestable timber from more than 7 billion board feet to 5...

Foresters seek solution to clear-cut image problem
Foresters seek solution to clear-cut image problem

Oregon’s timber industry has a blemish on its otherwise positive public image: People consider clearcutting unsightly.

Most Oregonians know that state law requires trees to be replanted after harvest, but clearcutting is nonetheless...