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Bark beetles still active in Garfield County

Trees infested by Douglas-fir beetle (Dendroctonus pseudotsugae) in the White River National Forest close Middle Thompson Creek.

9 Jul 2014, 12:20 am | click here to view more

Campers nearly crushed by tree

Top 50 feet of Douglas Fir falls on Jed Smith campsite Campers were almost crushed Wednesday night when the top 50 feet of a soaring Douglas fir at least 3 feet in diameter fell in the popular riverside campground in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park. “I feel like I hit the lottery in life because it didn’t hit us,” said Lori Chilcott of Crescent City, who was in the campsite just below the ...

8 Jul 2014, 3:43 am | click here to view more

Jeff Mitton: Douglas-fir tussock moths defoliate a blue spruce

Within a few days, a blue spruce was transformed from a bright and handsome tree to a unhappy, brown structure, retaining only its oldest needles on its lower branches.

3 Jul 2014, 9:09 pm | click here to view more

Officials: Pine beetle infestation not over yet

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — While the mountain pine beetle epidemic has passed its peak, Montana forestry officials said Monday it's not over yet.

28 Jul 2014, 6:01 pm | click here to view more

Pope Resources Reports Second Quarter Income Of $1.8 Million

POULSBO, Wash., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pope Resources (NASDAQ: POPE) reported net income attributable to unitholders of $1.8 million, or $0.41 per diluted ownership unit, on revenue of $18.6 million ...

28 Jul 2014, 4:46 pm | click here to view more

State champion: Douglas fir north of town Colo.’s tallest

For years in her travels, La Plata County outfitter Sandy Young rode by an impressive Douglas fir in the Hermosa Creek drainage north of Durango.“I finally came the conclusion that it could be a record big tree,” Young said this week. “I knew someone would have to measure it.”It turned out to be a...

27 Jul 2014, 1:10 am | click here to view more

Rainier man, 25, bucks trend, launches logging company

RAINIER — Sawdust flies in Billy Zimmerman’s face as his chain saw bites into a 70-year-old Douglas fir. While the saw still buzzes, Zimmerman’s dad drives wedges into the clip. The 100-foot tree cracks, wobbles a bit, then starts to fall, accelerating as it topples and crashes on the forest floor.

26 Jul 2014, 10:15 pm | click here to view more

County thins trees for health of popular forest

Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a big logging operation in the heart of the island.

23 Jul 2014, 8:28 am | click here to view more

Feds, resort start thinning project on Baldy

    The Ketchum Ranger District of the U.

22 Jul 2014, 10:30 pm | click here to view more

Man killed cutting wood in Mount Hood National Forest identified as Arthur Canada, 64, of Estacada

Sgt. Nathan Thompson, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said Canada and his friends wrapped a chain around a dead Douglas fir estimated at 130- to 150-feet-tall and hooked it to a pickup, so they could tug on the tree while using a chainsaw to clip the trunk. However, a rotten section of the tree broke off and fell onto the men below.

14 Jul 2014, 6:46 pm | click here to view more