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Tis the season to harvest that holiday tree

If you plan to harvest a Christmas tree on state or city land, now's the time. The Alaska Division of Forestry allows Alaska residents to cut black or white spruce trees on unrestricted state lands for personal use as Christmas trees, according...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/tis-season-harvest-holiday-tree
Outdoors
Alaskans can harvest holiday trees on state lands

...various agencies for harvesting trees in southcentral and interior parts of the state can be found online.The Alaska Division of Forestry says harvesting black or white spruce trees is allowed on unrestricted state lands. Households are limited...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/alaskans-can-harvest-holiday-trees-stat
State
Spruce cones harvested for Alaska reforestation

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Division of Forestry officials say thousands of white spruce cones have been harvested in the Fairbanks area for future timber sale stock.Officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/spruce-cones-harvested-alaska-reforesta
State
State reminds residents of Fourth of July Fire prevention

...to burn debris, visit http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn and adhere to burn permit stipulations.The Alaska Division of Forestry would like to remind those who plan on setting off fireworks during the upcoming weekend that you may be breaking...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/state-reminds-residents-fourth-july-
Outdoors
As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...state. The Gannett Glacier and White Mountain crews are on their way to northcentral Washington. Nearly 100 Alaska Division of Forestry overhead personnel, supervisory positions, managers and crew members have been ordered to fires that are occurring...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/rain-soaks-alaska-states-wildland-fi
Outdoors
100 Alaska firefighters to help in California

...These include Alaska Fire Service crews from St. Michael, Mountain Village, Selawik and Pilot Station. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew from Upper Tanana will also head south.This is the second wave of firefighters heading south this week...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/100-alaska-firefighters-help-california
State
Boreal forests burning at historic rate

...intensity of the fires have increased in just the past decade, said state forester Chris Maisch, director of the Alaska Division of Forestry."We're observing change," Maisch said. "There's no doubt about it."People in Alaska's interior...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-30/boreal-forests-burning-historic-rate
State
Weather aids crews in fighting border fire

...want that fire moving up and down that highway all summer long," said Tom Kurth, fire management officer for Alaska Division of Forestry. "There's a lot of traffic moving up and down there."

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051705/sta_20050517015.shtml
News
State Briefs

...afternoon about 4 miles from a subdivision, and residents were evacuated, according to Pete Buist with the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fast winds fanned the blaze. By Tuesday the winds had subsided, but not before the fire burned about 1...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052803/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...were hoping to contained the blaze by Sunday night, said Brett Ricker, a fire information officer for the Alaska Division of Forestry. Fire officials assigned planes, helicopters and smoke jumpers to battle the fire. Two of the planes scooped...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053005/sta_20050530011.shtml
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