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650-year-old tree succumbs to drought

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Yoda, a 7-foot-tall Douglas fir on the lava flows south of Grants, died this summer at the age of 650 or so. An icon for…

8 Sep 2014, 12:28 pm | click here to view more

Collbran landslide remains a danger, say experts who led tour of area

Up close, the grayish, topsy-turvy surface of Colorado's largest recorded rock avalanche yields tiny surprises that hint at the land as it was before: snail shells, Douglas fir cones, charcoaled wood, nubs of aspen shoots and intermittent clods of wealthy, brown topsoil.

5 Sep 2014, 4:37 pm | click here to view more

New Mexico drought claims life of 600-year-old tree

Yoda is no more.

4 Sep 2014, 9:39 am | click here to view more

Death of Yoda the Old Tree Tells Tale of U.S. Drought

A Douglas fir in New Mexico that survived a megadrought in the 16th century couldn’t weather the current extreme climate in the parched Southwest.

4 Sep 2014, 9:37 pm | click here to view more

Whidbey Audubon Society hosts Douglas fir presentation Sept. 11

A Douglas squirrel in a Douglas fir tree. Trees are an essential habitat for many of Whidbey’s bird species and the Douglas fir is one of the most important components of the local forests.

4 Sep 2014, 1:59 pm | click here to view more

Yoda: not the oldest Douglas fir at the Malpais

My column this morning, an obituary of sorts for an old New Mexico Douglas fir named “Yoda”, was a chance... more »

2 Sep 2014, 2:20 pm | click here to view more

The bell tolls for a tough old tree

650-year-old Douglas fir at El Malpais National Monument found dead

2 Sep 2014, 1:06 am | click here to view more

Concordia neighbors beg developer: 'Don't demolish' Douglas Fir: North and NE Portland news

Vic Remmers plans to tear down a home on Northeast 35th Avenue -- and possibly a tree. He plans to build two homes in their place.

2 Sep 2014, 10:46 am | click here to view more

UPDATE | No arrest, no charges as protester comes down from lofty perch

Chiara D’Angelo ended her protest against a new shopping middle on Bainbridge Island from atop a Douglas fir tree Tuesday night and came down from the 70-foot-high perch that had been her home for two days.

19 Aug 2014, 10:34 pm | click here to view more

Rocky Mountain forests are dying, report finds, blaming climate change

The main evergreen and aspen tree species making up Rocky Mountain forests are dwindling and likely will die out dramatically by 2060, according to a report by science advocacy groups.

10 Sep 2014, 12:37 pm | click here to view more