The tree that crashed through a Juneau neighborhood this fall was older than the United States. Local naturalists say its rings tell us a lot about the life it lived.
The organizer’s husband won a brand new chainsaw.
The sale’s boundaries push up against homes and would leave the surrounding hillside clear-cut.
The U.S. Forest Service is proposing the harvest of up to nine square miles of young growth timber on Prince of Wales Island. It’s part of a years-long transition away from old growth logging in the Tongass National Forest — and some in the timber industry worry they’ll be left behind. One of the project’s…
About half of the funding will be managed by tribal and Indigenous organizations, for purposes that include arts and cultural support, enhancement of food security and support for cultural use of forest products.
The goal is to mimic natural processes to bring back topsoil and improve fish habitats.
Cube Cove is on the northwest side of Admiralty Island. The area was heavily logged – mostly by clear cut – in the 1980s and 90s.
While budworms have been known to target hemlock trees, they seem to be moving on to spruce this year.
Burls may be important to the health of trees, but they’re also financially valuable, sometimes fetching thousands of dollars for a slab.
To help Alaskans sort through dozens of candidates, Alaska Public Media is asking each where they stand on the issues.