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Home owners urged to deal with beetle-infected trees

Since the wildfires of 2009 and 2010, the Douglas-fir beetle has been difficult at work killing trees in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

9 Dec 2014, 5:01 pm | click here to view more

New strands of lights add a bit more awe to Forest Grove's tree lighting event

The towering live Douglas fir that serves as Forest Grove's community Christmas tree is brighter this year, with the addition of huge strands of LED lights that rhythmically change colors.

29 Nov 2014, 2:02 pm | click here to view more

The White House gets its Christmas tree

"Are they sure they can receive this in the door?" asks first lady Michelle Obama, who received the 18.5 foot Douglas Fir along with her daughters

28 Nov 2014, 4:29 pm | click here to view more

Christmas season opens at White House with arrival of tree

Frances Burns WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama, her two daughters and the family dogs were on hand Friday morning as the official Christmas tree arrived at the White home.

28 Nov 2014, 1:08 pm | click here to view more

Portland lights its 75 foot Douglas fir to officially start the holiday season (Photos)

Hundreds gathered at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland the day after Thanksgiving to officially kick off the start of the holiday season with the lighting of a 75-foot tall Douglas fir adorned with colorful twinkle lights.

28 Nov 2014, 10:16 pm | click here to view more

The Bay Gardener’s Guide to Evergreen Holidays

Decking your halls, from trees to poinsettias Article Author:  Dr. Francis Gouin Buy a Fresh, Safe Christmas Tree     For the freshest Christmas trees, buy locally from a Christmas tree grower’s lot or clip your possess. Otherwise, you could be buying an imported tree clip in tardy October or early November.     Fresh-clip Douglas fir, Scots pine and blue spruce are the most flame-safe Christmas tree ...

19 Dec 2014, 4:29 pm | click here to view more

Home of the Day: Bungalow chic in Pacific Palisades

Douglas fir flooring lends a warming note to the crisp white interiors of this two-bedroom bungalow in Pacific Palisades. Making use of space, a one-car garage with polished concrete flooring and built-ins doubles as a bonus room. French doors guide to landscaped grounds containing a patio and a...

19 Dec 2014, 10:35 am | click here to view more

Some Washington state residents decorate broken treetop dangling from wire as Christmas tree

Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree.

18 Dec 2014, 2:37 pm | click here to view more

Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree.

18 Dec 2014, 2:24 pm | click here to view more

Tree tips for a safe Christmas on the West Shore

Langford firefighter Colin Stann (centre) shakes a Douglas Fir to check for loose needles as fellow firefighters Jordie Robb and Ken Benedict inspect a Noble Fir at the 'Yup, it's us' Christmas tree lot beside St. Anthony's dental clinic on Goldstream Avenue.

18 Dec 2014, 12:06 pm | click here to view more