trees http://kuow.org en Risk Of Falling Trees Shutters Northwest Camping Areas http://kuow.org/post/risk-falling-trees-shutters-northwest-camping-areas <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021014JR_KillerTrees_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Forest managers in north Idaho and western Washington will be closing some popular camping areas this year. They say nearby trees are infected with root rot and post a threat to campers.<p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:49:50 +0000 Jessica Robinson 28576 at http://kuow.org Risk Of Falling Trees Shutters Northwest Camping Areas An Old Tree Doesn't Get Taller, But Bulks Up Like A Bodybuilder http://kuow.org/post/old-tree-doesnt-get-taller-bulks-bodybuilder Like other animals and many living things, we humans grow when we're young and then stop growing once we mature. But trees, it turns out, are an exception to this general rule. In fact, scientists have discovered that trees grow faster the older they get.<p>Once trees reach a certain height, they do stop getting taller. So many foresters figured that tree growth — and girth — also slowed with age.<p>"What we found was the exact opposite," says <a href="http://www.werc.usgs.gov/person.aspx?personid=138">Nate Stephenson</a>, a forest ecologist with the U.S. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:27:00 +0000 Richard Harris 27143 at http://kuow.org An Old Tree Doesn't Get Taller, But Bulks Up Like A Bodybuilder Critic: Guitar Makers Slow To Respond To Thefts Of Rare Wood http://kuow.org/post/critic-guitar-makers-slow-respond-thefts-rare-wood <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092413AJ_MapleTheft-CORRECTED_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>U.S. guitar makers are under scrutiny these days because of the rare woods they sometimes use. One of those prized woods is found only in the Pacific Northwest.<p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:42:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 20974 at http://kuow.org Critic: Guitar Makers Slow To Respond To Thefts Of Rare Wood Ancient Ritual Kept Alive Through Northwest Trees http://kuow.org/post/ancient-ritual-kept-alive-through-northwest-trees <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>There are about 1,000 trees in the Northwest that share something in common. You’d never guess what it is just by looking at them. Some are tiny fruit trees. Others are towering cedars. But, under the soil, they’re connected&nbsp;to the same&nbsp;ancient ritual.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Sarah Waller 14038 at http://kuow.org Ancient Ritual Kept Alive Through Northwest Trees Scientists Peek Into The Hidden World Of Tree Roots http://kuow.org/post/scientists-peek-hidden-world-tree-roots <p></p><p></p><p>When you think of a tree, you probably think of the trunk and all those parts you see above ground. But there’s a whole lot more going on under the soil than meets the eye. Scientists are now digging into the hidden world of tree roots in an effort to illuminate some unexplained mysteries.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:57:08 +0000 Sarah Waller 13982 at http://kuow.org Scientists Peek Into The Hidden World Of Tree Roots