Philomath Named Tree City of the Year

PHILOMATH, Ore. — A small town in Oregon is getting a big honor for a big project. The city of Philomath has been named the Tree City of the Year for its dedication to tree planting and maintenance. Oregon Community Trees, the state’s urban and community forestry council, says kids helped public works crews with … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

Eugene Prepares for High Winds

EUGENE, Ore. — The mess from Saturday’s ice storm is far from cleaned up as homes are still left in the dark and residents are still shaken up from the storm. “It was really the most scared I’ve been in like ten years. They hit our power line, we probably had maybe six hours of … Continue reading »

Tree Companies Busy Cleaning Up Debris

EUGENE, Ore. — The ice accumulating on tree branches was too much for a lot of trees around town to handle. “We heard just this large crack and shattering as it hit the ground and that’s the piece that came down in the driveway and took out our pickup truck and part of our house,” … Continue reading »

Falling Branches Causing Hazards

EUGENE, Ore. — Calls poured in all day Saturday about heavy, ice-covered branches falling on cars, houses, and power lines. Many viewers were concerned about people’s safety. Andrew Traweek lives in the Whiteaker area of Eugene. He says a tree branch fell on his mother-in-law’s car Saturday morning. It broke the windshield and dented the … Continue reading »

Whoville Celebrates Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — The ”Whoville” homeless camp celebrated Christmas, with not one — but three trees at its camp site. “Whoville” members say their largest tree was donated by a school after it used it for a play. Another came from Eugene police and a third was donated by a local family. “Whoville” members say it … Continue reading »

Last Weekend For Xmas Tree Sales

EUGENE, Ore. –   With Christmas just a couple days away, it’s coming down to the wire for people who are still looking to buy a tree. Some Christmas tree lots have already closed up shop, but many others will welcome customers until Christmas Eve. The Hartsell family has been running Christmas tree lots for more … Continue reading »

Students Plant Trees for Safer Pathways

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — One elementary school is trying to make their school a lot safer, by planting trees. Friday and Saturday, students and parents will plant more than 50 trees at Irving Elementary School and around town. Tree developers have already dug holes to prepare the soil. The trees will line the new sidewalk … Continue reading »

Storm Keeps Tree Crews Busy

EUGENE, Ore. — While many people are choosing to kick back and stay dry indoors, tree services in the area are outside soaking up the work opportunities. “It’s always busy at this time of year for us. Having this on top of what we have, we’re kind of book. We’re kind of booked,” said Alby … Continue reading »

Pine Beetles Invade Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Pine beetles are invading Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon. Park officials say the beetles are targeting the signature white bark pine trees. Crews are cutting dead lodge pole pines around campgrounds that pose a safety hazard. The park is also stapling the trees with a packet that gives off … Continue reading »

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