A Savannah tree-planting group aims to study how much shade Chatham County has lost after more than a decade of development. The Savannah Tree Foundation is focusing on the economic benefits of tree canopies.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say an invasive insect that's killed millions of trees in 20 states has been found in Georgia. Officials said Tuesday that the Georgia Invasive Species Task Force is working to block the spread of emerald ash borer beetles, which were trapped during routine monitoring last month in DeKalb County.
Georgia's forestry industry is looking up now that the housing market is showing a potential rebound. The number of jobs in the state's second-largest industry is rising. And a Georgia Forestry Commission official says lumber mills are charging more for wood.
Authorities are trying to determine what, if anything, could have prevented Wednesday’s 27 car pileup on Interstate 16 west of Dublin. The morning rush hour accident killed four people and injured nine.
Georgia is sending 45 firefighters west to help control wildfires raging along the Oregon-California border. The Barry Point fire covers more than 79,000 acres, and it’s just one of several burning in Oregon in the midst of hot, dry weather.
US Forest Service officials say, they expect to have three more air tankers to tackle this year's wildfire season. And ten more are on the way for next year. The service could call on the military aircraft when large fires get out of control anywhere in the country, including South Georgia. A burn ban is going into effect Tuesday.
Forecasters are predicting more dangerous conditions for the spring wildfire season. Rains expected this month could improve conditions, but not enough to help already dry areas. New vegetation could add to the problem.