Trees

Emerald Ash Borer (courtesy Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

Ash Borer Moves North In New England

State officials have confirmed that an invasive beetle that has beleaguered 18 other states including Massachusetts and Connecticut has been found in New Hampshire.

04/05/2013

(credit: Thinkstock)

Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Thing About Spring?

03/19/2012

File image of a tree and power lines on Route 10 in Simsbury.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Expanded Tree-Cutting Program Aims To Reduce Outages In Next Big Storm

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation and the state’s largest electric utility, armed with millions of dollars in extra resources, are both aggressively taking chain saws to many of the state’s trees– the main culprits in last year’s storms that left roads blocked and thousands of residents without power for days.

03/11/2012

(credit: City Bench and Connecticut Historical Society)

Trees Transformed At Connecticut Historical Society

The Connecticut Historical Society has an exciting exhibition on Connecticut trees, including the history of the trees, the significance of these trees, and what happens to city trees when they are cut down.

01/23/2012

(Jeff Hugabonne/WTIC )

Look Up! Damage Still Looms From Nor’easter

The electricity may be back on and the downed branches may be stacked by the side of the road — but Connecticut residents haven’t seen the last of the effects of the October nor’easter .

11/17/2011

Irene - Northwest Dr Farmington

Governor Calls For More Aggressive Tree Trimming

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says state transportation officials must remove trees, limbs and vegetation near state highways more aggressively following extended power outages triggered by last month’s storm.

09/13/2011

Merritt Parkway (Merritt Parkway Conservancy/National Trust for Historic Preservation)

Brutal Beauty: Trees Falling On Parkway Vehicles

Falling trees along the historic Merritt Parkway are raising questions about how to better protect motorists.

07/11/2011

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