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2008-01-11 12:00:00

Among the many victims of a 1994 tornado in Lancaster were the trees. Winds of more than 200 mph stripped thousands of them from the downtown area and neighborhoods. In the 14 years since, city officials and residents have planted thousands of trees to replenish the urban forest. And they hit a milestone on that front last month when they transplanted about three dozen trees from the city's 5-year-old tree farm behind Veterans Memorial Library. "This is the first year that anything has...

2006-07-27 07:20:00

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho -- In a state where pine and fir outnumber residents, the loss of several privately owned spruces should hardly excite attention, let alone spark a crusade emblematic of a new trend to protect trees on private land. But in the ski community of Ketchum, Idaho, a seasonal home for the rich and famous and the last resting place of writer Ernest Hemingway, a developer's plan to cut down three towering conifers on his property spurred the city to issue an emergency...