Trees

An iguana that froze lies near a pool after falling from a tree in Boca Raton, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. (Frank Cerabino/Palm Beach Post via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 4:02 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. Temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) early Thursday in parts of South Florida, according to the National Weather Service in Miami. That's chilly enough to...
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Big waves crash over the sea walls in Blackpool northwest England as a storm lashed the UK with violent storm-force winds of up to 100mph, leaving thousands of homes without power and hitting transport links Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
January 03, 2018 - 10:18 am
LONDON (AP) — A violent storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour battered many parts of western Europe Wednesday, wreaking havoc on transport and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Switzerland, Britain and Ireland without power. In Switzerland, the storm canceled flights...
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Members of the White House staff inspect the trimming of the famed Magnolia tree, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, planted on the south grounds of the White House in Washington by President Andrew Jackson in 1835. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
December 27, 2017 - 6:21 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A different kind of tree-trimming took place at the White House on Wednesday when part of a historic magnolia on the south grounds was shorn off because it had become a safety risk, a spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump said. The nearly 200-year-old tree was cut...
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The Christmas tree in Nashville, Tenn.'s Public Square Park lies on its side on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. City officials say the culprit was a combination of wind, rain and possibly a defective anchor. A 35-foot tall Christmas tree still stands outside the state Capitol, which is not far from where this tree fell. (Kyle Cooke, Danielle Allen/WSMV via AP)
December 23, 2017 - 6:08 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — O Christmas Tree! A Grinch of a storm has toppled the official holiday spruce in Tennessee's capital city. Area media outlets report that Nashville's 40-foot (12-meter) Norway spruce was toppled overnight, with officials blaming a combination of wind, rain and possibly a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, fire burns canyons and ridges above Bella Vista Drive near Romero Canyon as the fight to contain a wildfire continues in Montecito, Calif. The huge wildfire that burned hundreds of homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is now the largest in California's recorded history. State fire officials said Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, that the Thomas fire has scorched 273,400 acres, or about 427 square miles of coastal foothills and national forest. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)
December 22, 2017 - 11:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said. The Thomas fire took only 2 ½ weeks to burn its way into...
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This combo picture taken Tuesday Dec.19, 2017 shows at left Rome's official Christmas tree placed in Piazza Venezia Square and at right the one placed in St. Peters's Square at the Vatican. Despite the tree's 600 silver-colored decorative balls, the half-bare branches lend the square a forlorn rather than festive look and critics note that across town, the Vatican's Christmas tree, from Poland, looks healthy. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
December 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
ROME (AP) — Rome's official Christmas tree is shedding needles so quickly it has become a jolly joke for city residents. The 21-meter- (70-foot-) high tree, which was lit up on Dec. 8, started dropping needles at a fast clip as soon as it was hoisted into the middle of bustling Rome's main square,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit as people take photos of it and the holiday decorations at Rockefeller Center during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York. For the past decade, old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees have gone on to be milled into lumber used in dozens of Habitat for Humanity homes from Philadelphia to Pascagoula, Mississippi. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)
December 05, 2017 - 1:09 am
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Old Rockefeller Center Christmas trees never really die, they just get built into the wall frames and floor supports of affordable homes. For the past decade, the trees that have been lit up with glitz, songs and dancing Rockettes have gone on to be milled into lumber used in...
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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is lit during the 85th annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 29, 2017 - 10:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of tourists and revelers packed midtown Manhattan on a warm night and under tight security to watch the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch at 8:55 p.m., illuminating the 75-foot tall, 12-plus ton...
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November 22, 2017 - 10:37 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Abundant acorns, beech nuts and other foods are providing wildlife across at least parts of the Northeast with a bountiful Thanksgiving feast this year. The record volume of nuts and berries is fattening every animal species that depend on them. Experts attribute the...
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A car leaves a trail of light as it passes under power lines weighed down by toppled trees in Freeport, Maine, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Utility crews scrambled to restore power throughout New England on Tuesday, one day after a severe storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 01, 2017 - 1:49 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drought conditions, recent rainfall and an unusual storm path in Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in the...
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