PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine passenger who was impaled when a falling pine tree struck the vehicle she was riding in suffered seven broken ribs, but she's getting better day by day, her husband...
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month proposed listing the whitebark pine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change, voracious beetles and disease are imperiling the long-term survival of a high-elevation pine tree that’s a key source of food for some grizzly bears and...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are stumped by the theft of a rare pine tree from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum.
The 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain pine was sawed down sometime...
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Growth for trees such as red oak and white pine trees is likely to lag next year because of the severe drought, a University of New Hampshire researcher said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery. Once sunlight hit the ground, the seeds and rootstock of native...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri wildlife officials are hoping a tiny songbird that disappeared from the state a century ago will stay in a new habitat in the Mark Twain National Forest....
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pine tree that partially obstructed the view of a Maine church mural referred to as "Googley-Eyed Jesus," has been removed.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Allen's Coffee Brandy, a venerable brand of liquor beloved in Maine, is no longer the top-selling alcohol in the Pine Tree State.
In their new book, ``Reclaimed Wood: A Field Guide’’ (Abrams, 2019), woodworkers Alan Solomon and Klaas Armster close with an imagined recounting of one tree’s story from sprout to...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor used her first State of the State address on Tuesday to paint a picture of the Pine Tree State as a home of compromise and bipartisanship in an...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's agriculture department has unveiled a new marketing program that officials believe will better represent the state's products.
LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old Georgia girl died and her sister and mother were injured when their car crashed into pine trees on the side of Interstate 75 in north Florida on Tuesday,...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most public spaces in Portland, Maine, is ready to get dressed up for the holidays.
City officials say the holiday tree will arrive in Monument Square on...
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Press Herald, The Ellsworth American, York County Coast Star and Maine Sunday Telegram have won top honors in their divisions in the Maine Press...
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man whose car slammed into a pine tree when he lost control on a rain-slick road has died.
The Salem News reports that the man lost control of his vehicle in...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is making a trip to Maine, making himself the fourth candidate to come to the Pine Tree State in this election...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general is adding the Pine Tree State to a group of 18 states that's calling on the Federal Trade Commission to protect workers from labor practices it sees...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An arborist says hail is responsible for the browning of several pine trees in southwest Omaha.
Phil Pierce worked for Omaha for 29 years, and he says hail that struck at...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's attorney general says Purdue Pharma deceptively marketed opioid drugs in the Pine Tree State over a period of 10 years while the state's opioid crisis...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Human hands have given the circle of life a faster spin for the past 16 years in a fire-ravaged pocket of the Black Hills National Forest.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is turning 200, and the state wants to make sure the Pine Tree State celebrates the big birthday with the best flag possible.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A scientist with the University of Maine says the Pine Tree State's trouble with a moth that defoliates trees and irritates people is likely to be bad this year.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's largest electricity utility plans to test whether a coal-fired plant can instead be fueled by wood chips from pine trees, a conversion that could keep part of the plant...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A much debated transmission line through Maine to bring power to Massachusetts has received an important recommendation in the Pine Tree State.
SMYRNA, Maine (AP) — Maine might be the Pine Tree State, but this day is all about maple.
Sunday is Maine's annual Maple Syrup Sunday, in which maple syrup producers in the state open their...
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Rescue crews using dogs and drones searched for victims amid splintered lumber and twisted metal Monday after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years ripped through...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is looking at a messy upcoming day on the roads, as snow, sleet and freezing rain are all in the forecast in the Pine Tree State.
Forecasts call for snow to start early Friday and later turn over to sleet and around midday. Travel conditions are expected to be slippery.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The party's over for Maine Libertarians.
The Maine Office of the Secretary of State says the Libertarian Party is no longer recognized as a qualified party in the Pine Tree State. The office said on Monday that the change happened because the party failed to meet the enrollment threshold outlined in Maine's party status requirements.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state is warning businesses about a misleading solicitation attempt that is targeting companies in the Pine Tree State.
Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says the solicitors are sending mailings using the name Workplace Compliance Services. The mailings come with an offer to file annual reports on behalf of companies for a fee of $160.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea sent about 50 tons of insecticide to North Korea on Thursday to help stop a pine tree disease from spreading.
The move was the latest in a series of goodwill gestures between the rival Koreas to improve relations amid larger negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang to resolve the nuclear standoff.
South Korea's Unification Ministry said trucks carrying the chemicals crossed the border and unloaded them at the North Korean border town of Kaesong.
The state most known for lobsters, black bears and blueberries is having its day at New England's largest fair.
Saturday is Maine Day at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The fair spotlights all six New England states and attracts more than a million visitors to western Massachusetts.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's capital city is cutting down a group of towering white pine trees due to a poorly understood disease that is affecting them.
The Concord Monitor reports city officials believe the trees have a type of needle blight. That means 22 white pines will be removed. That is the recommended course of action when white pine needle blight is found in a woodlot.
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine wildlife officials are conducting the largest statewide survey of bald eagles in the Pine Tree State in five years.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists and game warden pilots are conducting the survey of the iconic bird. It nearly disappeared from Maine in the 1970s, when there were only 39 pairs remaining. There were more than 634 nesting pairs in the state in 2013.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several Omaha residents are against the proposed installation of an AT&T cell tower disguised as a pine tree.
The 92-foot (28-meter) tower would be placed at the main entrance to Omaha's Memorial Park, according to the plan proposed by the cellphone provider and the Brownell Talbot School. The tower would sit between the private schools' parking lot and the park.
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire researchers say warmer, wetter springs have been contributing to the yellowing and loss of white pine tree needles in the state.
They say since 2010, White Pine Needle Damage has become more widespread. Infected trees experience a yellowing of mature needles and loss of foliage.
Researchers are assessing the impacts of the disease on tree health and productivity, and developing guidelines for land managers.
BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Forest Fire Service readily admits it can't see the forest for the trees.
Even when fire spotters climb to the top of the 80-foot Bass River State Forest fire tower, their view is blocked on three sides by nearby pines that have grown to the tower's height.
The tower oversees an area of about 50,000 residents — mostly to the east — in places like Little Egg Harbor Township, Tuckerton, Bass River and Eagleswood Township.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York environmental officials say a beetle that poses a significant threat to pine forests has been found in Albany, the farthest north it has been detected in the Northeast.
The Department of Environmental Conservation says a single southern pine beetle was caught in a trap in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. The agency has been monitoring the spread of the invasive pests which have killed thousands of pine trees on Long Island since 2014.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Fire crews have burned a small section of a wildlife refuge to benefit longleaf pine trees, which require periodic fires to thrive, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said.
Most of the 38,500-acre Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Reserve is in Louisiana and its headquarters is in Slidell, but Wednesday's burn was in Pearl River County, Mississippi.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican environmental inspectors said Wednesday they found 7.4 acres (3 hectares) of illegal avocado plantations in the Monarch butterfly wintering grounds west of Mexico City.
It's apparently the first time that a wave of avocado planting has had a significant, direct effect on the heart of the Monarch area, a protected nature reserve.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is inviting everyone in the state to participate in a free fishing weekend on the Pine Tree State's thousands of miles of waterways.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is hosting the free fishing weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Anyone can fish for free without a license, with the exception of people who have had their licenses suspended or revoked.
THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Students from a Maine middle school are attempting to visit every state park in the Pine Tree State this year.
The students are from Mount View Middle School in Thorndike. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the students got started in early February by picking up park passports and maps from Commissioner Walt Whitcomb.
Neither of Maine's long-shot bids to lure Amazon to the Pine Tree State has made the cut.
Seattle-based Amazon on Thursday named 20 cities that are still in consideration for a second headquarters. Proposals in Brunswick and Scarborough were not on the list.
Amazon plans to invest $5 billion in the new headquarters and could employ as many as 50,000 people in and around the city it chooses.
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a beetle infestation targeting ponderosa pine trees is continuing to spread across the San Juan National Forest in southwestern Colorado.
The Cortez Journal reports the round-headed pine beetle has primarily infested or killed more than 10,500 acres of the 90,000 acres of manageable ponderosa stands in the Dolores District of the forest since 2011.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona has missed out on a white Christmas, and if the lack of snowfall continues, scientists say there will likely be more far-reaching effects on the region's pine trees.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State forestry officials say five Arkansas counties may be at risk of an outbreak of beetle that causes damage to pine trees.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission says aerial surveys revealed 102 spots from the Ips beetle in Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita and Pike counties. The Ips beetle is a native bark beetle that can damage pine trees, particularly ones that are weakened by drought or disease.
ROME (AP) — A pine tree has crushed a taxi in Rome, injuring the driver but leaving two passengers uninjured.
The taxi was going through a piazza near the Tiber river on Monday when the tree fell on the vehicle. Branches struck two other cars but without causing injuries.
Toppling street trees are a known hazard in Rome. Falling threes injured four people earlier this year. In 2013, a tree killed a man on a motorcycle.
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Officials say about 33 acres of overgrown jack pine trees in Livingston County are being harvested to provide seeds for new trees around Michigan.
The trees are at the Department of Natural Resources' Tree Improvement Center near Brighton.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The bristlecone pine tree, famous for its wind-beaten, gnarly limbs and having the longest lifespan on Earth, is losing a race to the top of mountains throughout the Western United States, putting future generations in peril, researchers said Wednesday.
Driven by climate change, a cousin of the tree, the limber pine, is leapfrogging up mountainsides, taking root in warmer, more favorable temperatures and leaving little room for the late-coming bristlecone, a study finds.