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Christmas Tree Poachers Thwarted by Stinky Trees

In an attempt to thwart potential Christmas tree thieves, a southern New Jersey town has taken drastic and smelly measures. Port Republic, a small town in north-eastern Atlantic City, started spraying evergreen trees a few years ago with a chemica...

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Planting Trees Properly

When it comes to planting trees, there is a lot of art and skill involved. Not only does it require patience, but it also takes a lot of thought when planning out the positions of the trees. Every angle must be considered before putting a tree in ...

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Amazon Trees Less Vulnerable to Changing Climate: Study

According to a new study, many Amazon tree species may be more likely to survive global warming than previously thought. Genetically this may be so, however the authors of the study still caution that drought and forest fires as a result of a hott...

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Adelaide Storm Causes Tree Damage and Power Outages

Adelaide shoppers escaped injury recently as strong winds brought down a Norfolk Island pine tree that crushed five cars and damaged five others. Elsewhere in the city, the same winds brought down trees, damaging roofs and causing widespread black...

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Rowling’s Children Get Their Own Hogwarts Castle

Despite many complaints from neighbours, author the Harry Potter series J.K. Rowling has finally won permission to build two tree houses in her yard that are in the style of the Hogwarts school. The two-storey structures will be for her children D...

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Kids Encouraged to Get Outside and Climb Trees

The latest trend of health and safety paranoia has been keeping kids out of trees for far too long. Now, groups like the National Trust are trying to get kids to put down their computer and video games in favour of this old past time: climbing trees....

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Pests and Disease No Match for New Jersey Trees

Woodland Park, New Jersey, is celebrating after winning the war against tree pests this summer. The gypsy moth, Asian long-horned beetle, and a tree fungus sweeping its way across Pennsylvania are no match for pest and disease control efforts in the ...

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Residents Upset Over Excessive Tree Pruning

The residents of Kooyong Road in Toorak are upset by the trees on public and private land by Stonnington council and CitiPower contractor Vemco. The residents were shocked to find that strangers were cutting their private trees, and that similar prun...

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UK Trees Under Threat of Pests and Disease

Recently, the Forestry Commission in the UK has warned that their trees there are facing an "unprecedented level of threat" from pests and diseases. UK Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman launched the Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Action Plan ...

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