Wed., August 14, 2013 7:00am
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.
Wed., June 19, 2013 11:30am
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.
Fri., August 17, 2012 10:18am
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.
Tue., May 1, 2012 11:25am
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.