WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — An invasive beetle that kills oak trees has been found in another part of Southern California.
State and federal authorities say Tuesday the goldspotted oak borer...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Department of Transportation says it no longer has plans to cut hundreds of old live oak trees from along a stretch of historic state highway.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama fan convicted of poisoning Auburn University's oak trees failed to attend a hearing Wednesday on why he hasn't paid court-ordered...
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama fan who admitted poisoning Auburn University's famed oak trees is due in court for a hearing on whether he should be jailed for not paying...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A recent study indicates that climate change could threaten hundreds of insect species in Missouri that may not recover after they die during extreme weather...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Sherwood C. Chillingworth, a longtime executive with the Oak Tree Racing Association who had partnerships in several stakes-winning thoroughbreds, has died. He was...
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are condemning the destruction of an oak tree that was planted in remembrance of a victim of the far-right National Socialist Underground group.
MIDDLESEX, N.Y. (AP) — A fungus that kills thousands of oak trees each year in the eastern United States has been found in a fifth county in New York state.
FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A person was rescued and hospitalized after being trapped under a tree that was being cut down on Southwest Old Highway 47 near Forest Grove, Oregon.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor wants to know why a University of Alabama fan who pleaded guilty to poisoning landmark oak trees at Auburn University isn't making court-ordered restitution...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Forestry officials in New Hampshire are asking the public to keep an eye out for signs of an oak tree disease that has the potential to reach the state.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Marilyn Jones has a problem with the city of Augusta that is literally hanging over her head.
"You see that limb?" she said in her backyard on Murphy Street while...
REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A plant pathogen that causes the tree-killing disease known as sudden oak death has been found in Ohio.
Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture say the...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A plant pathogen that causes an invasive tree-killing disease has been found in Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the pathogen that causes sudden...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A branch from an oak tree has fallen and fatally struck a woman at a park in northern Virginia.
The Washington Post reports that the incident occurred Thursday...
SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A 600-year-old oak tree known as the tallest one in New Jersey has uprooted.
The Salem oak came down Thursday evening, drawing people to mourn its loss.
MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — Wildlife officials are culling beavers and demolishing their dams in a swampland nature preserve in southwestern Indiana to protect a species of oak tree rarely found in...
- Aiken StandardHundred-year-old landmark oak tree removed from Hopelands GardensOctober 23, 2019 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Worried callers are flooding a state agency with questions about an invasive disease recently found in Indiana that kills oak trees.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland is working to preserve the heritage of century-old trees planted to commemorate area soldiers who died in World War I.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge ordered a couple to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting a 180-year-old oak tree that later died and causing other damage to a protected property about an...
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Southern Indiana authorities say residents inside two homes were lucky they escaped injury when a towering oak tree toppled onto both homes.
LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A baby has been injured after an oak tree fell on a Florida home during a strong storm, crashing through the ceiling where she slept.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A lawyer for a contractor blamed for mistakenly cutting down an oak tree planted for the nation's bicentennial in southwestern Indiana says the company was following...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The future of Maine's oak trees and hemp program are on the agenda for a state horticultural exposition.
The Grow Maine Green Expo will take place Wednesday at the Civic Center in Augusta.
Maine's state forest pathologist and forest entomologist are both set to lead a seminar about the significant threat of oak wilt disease to Maine's oak resources.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Evansville officials say a tree-cutting crew mistakenly felled an oak tree planted for the nation's bicentennial.
The 42-year-old tree was recently cut down by a contractor in Evansville's downtown across from the Old National Events Plaza, leaving behind a plaque stating that it was planted in December 1976 in honor of the nation's 200th birthday.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Environmentalists and residents are trying to stop developers from cutting down an estimated 300-year-old tree in Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports technology firm Susquehanna International Group (SIG) is proposing cutting down the oak tree in Lower Merion Township as part of its plans for a new office building.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — It lived for 250 years as part of a stately oak in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. Then it survived a fire in Oswego.
Now it's been auctioned, as a guitar, not some sorry slab of wood, in Naperville.
The piece in question is the DeMont Verb, a handmade guitar fashioned by Nate DeMont and his employees at DeMont Guitars in Oswego, using wood from the historic Hobson Oak tree.
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — An unusual tree once featured by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" and saved for years by a public outcry and petitions when new highway construction threatened it was cut down recently after tests showed that it was dead and a safety hazard.
PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (AP) — Sections of a massive oak tree estimated to be at least 300 years old crashed down and damaged seven parked cars in a San Francisco Bay Area city.
Residents in Pleasant Hill, California, are now asking who's responsible for the damage.
SOUTH BRISTOL, N.Y. (AP) — A devastating fungus that kills oak trees has been found in an eighth location in New York state.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says oak wilt has been found in the Ontario County town of South Bristol. It's the second location the disease has been found in Ontario County. There was a 2016 outbreak in Canandaigua, a few miles north of the new site.
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — Crews are removing a large oak tree branch that fell in a Florida shopping center's parking lot, narrowly missing a woman who was putting her 4-year-old child in his car seat.
The branch fell across three parked cars on Sunday afternoon at the Wekiva Riverwalk in Apopka, which is near Orlando.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A towering oak tree has been cut down in western Illinois after a huge branch fell and killed two men watching a fireworks show.
Sixty-one-year-old Daniel Mendoza Sr. of Rock Island and 72-year-old Lawrence Anderson of Moline were killed July 3 outside the county courthouse in Rock Island.
Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos gave part of the tree to family members Saturday. He says the tree was considered dangerous after the deaths and needed to come down.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A forester in Pennsylvania says he's discovered a massive red oak tree that may be one of the state's biggest trees.
Pennsylvania Forest Management's Tom McQuaide is in the process of submitting the tree's measurements for inclusion in the Champion Trees of Pennsylvania, a registry of the state's largest trees.
McQuaide says the red oak has a circumference of about 26 feet (8 meters) and a height of about 120 feet (37 meters). Officials say the tree could be 400 years old.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a tree branch that fell on spectators, killing two, at a western Illinois fireworks display (all times local):
A western Illinois sheriff says the branch that fell on spectators during a fireworks display, killing two, measured more than 8-feet (2.5 meters) around at its base and was about 45 feet (14 meters) long.
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A popular disc golf course in western Michigan will remain closed indefinitely until city officials can devise a plan to prevent the possible spread of a disease that kills oak trees.
D'IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A massive live oak tree that stood for seven centuries has split, sending around four tons (3,630 kilograms) of wood toppling onto a family home in Mississippi.
PARIS (AP) — The French president's office says there's nothing mysterious about the disappearance of an oak tree he planted on the White House lawn.
It was put in quarantine, like other plants or animals brought into U.S. territory.
The sapling was a gift from French President Emmanuel Macron for his state visit to U.S. President Donald Trump last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week.
The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit.
News photographers snapped away Monday when Trump and Macron shoveled dirt onto the tree during a ceremonial planting on the South Lawn. By the end of the week, the tree was gone from the lawn. A pale patch of grass was left in its place.
LONDON (AP) — Residents in London are being told to beware the white-haired caterpillars that can cause rashes, vomiting and asthma attacks.
The British Forestry Commission says caterpillars that become oak processionary moths have been spotted in and around the British capital since mid-April.
The caterpillars are covered in thousands of hairs containing the protein thaumetopoein, which can cause skin rashes, sore throats, breathing difficulties and eye problems.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State entomologists say it's time for Maine property owners to remove a species of invasive caterpillar from trees where they can be reached.
The state has worked to control the spread of browntail moth caterpillars, which cause a rash that resembles poison ivy. The caterpillars spend winter webbed in leaves on oak and apple trees.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A devastating fungus disease that kills oak trees has been found again in Schenectady County, where it first appeared nine years ago.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says oak wilt has been found in a suburban neighborhood and the Sanders nature preserve in the town of Glenville. The disease made its first appearance in New York in 2008 in another Glenville neighborhood, prompting removal of about 100 trees to prevent its spread.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The gnarled live oak tree had stood for close to 200 years, Brent James figures - through hurricanes, nor'easters and whatever else nature could bring.
It came down along with 7 acres of its neighbors to make way for a development of 40 homes south of East Ocean View Avenue.
The houses aren't news. The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority announced the plans in 2014.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A 200-year-old live oak tree is at the center of a dispute between a daycare owner, the City of Gulfport and residents over whether the tree should stay or go.
Kid Academy owner Matt Dickens tells WLOX-TV he wants to expand his business and was willing to include the tree in his plans. But he says that's changed because the tree — according to two arborists — is dying.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Private, nonprofit and governmental organizations are teaming up to fight a deadly fungus endangering Michigan's oak trees.
The Oak Wilt Coalition's goal is to boost public awareness of oak wilt disease.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among the 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on an outdoor religious festival in Portugal's Madeira Islands, authorities said Wednesday.
The foreigners killed in Tuesday's accident were a 42-year-old French woman and a 31-year-old Hungarian woman, Miguel Reis, a local health official, told a news conference. Their names weren't provided.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said.
The tree fell while a large crowd was gathered near the island's capital of Funchal as part of the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival. It's Madeira's biggest annual festivity and was being held Monday and Tuesday, drawing large crowds to a church on Funchal's outskirts.
LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Officials at a Mississippi university say they're trying to save a live oak tree that's more than 500 years old but has been damaged over time.
The Sun Herald reports that a large branch is partially separated from the tree, known as the Friendship Oak, on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi.