A “Tree-Mendous” Way to Improve Forest Health

(Originally posted December 2019) Growing up in Southern California deprived me of the opportunity to harvest my own Christmas tree from the forest. To embrace my Northern Nevada residency, I decided to take my friends Joseph and Deborah, who were also new to the experience, to find the perfect Christmas tree. I was excited about […]

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Fireworks and Wildfire Preparedness

As July 4th approaches, it got me thinking of wildfire preparedness. Growing up in Nevada and celebrating Independence Day was about enjoying barbequed food with friends and family and settling down in lawn chairs to enjoy a professional fireworks display in the evening sky. However my husband’s upbringing in Oregon proved to be much different. […]

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How you can improve Forest Health while Celebrating the Holidays

An example of a white fir acting like a ladder fuel. Photograph courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.   Christmas tree hunting to me is a family affair, complete with hiking, laughter, sticky tree sap and of course, a fresh Christmas tree! However Christmas tree hunting isn’t only about finding the best tree for […]

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