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Tree growth model assists breeding for more wood
March 6, 2017

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A meeting in a forest between a biologist and a mathematician could lead to thicker, faster growing trees.

Ask Dr. Universe: How long can trees live?
November 7, 2016

dr-universe-logoEVERETT, Wash. – As I was hiking through the bristlecone pine forests of the Sierra Nevada recently, I stumbled upon a tree barely six inches tall.

Tree book makes New York Times bestseller lists
October 5, 2016

jane-billinghurstMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A book by Jane Billinghurst, master gardener in Skagit County for Washington State University Extension, recently reached No. 5 on the New York Times bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction and number 7 on the Sunday Times list.

Aug. 16: Explore urban forest at breakfast talk, tour
August 9, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

treeSPOKANE, Wash. – Learn about the benefits that Spokane’s urban forest provides in a breakfast discussion and walking tour 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Scoop, 1001 W. 25th Ave., Spokane.

‘Treemageddon’ storm shifts to Arbor Day
April 25, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane will observe a bittersweet National Arbor Day this Friday, April 29. Not only is the ponderosa pine its official tree, but the city has been declared a Tree City USA for 12 years in a row by the National Arbor Foundation.

Ask Dr. Universe: How do leaves make themselves?
February 2, 2016

Dr-Universe-230WENATCHEE, Wash. – Last fall, my friend Lee Kalcsits and I went exploring in the apple orchards of Wenatchee. The apples were ripe and the leaves were changing from green to gold. We plucked a few leaves and took them back to his lab.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do trees have rings?
December 15, 2015

Dr-Universe-230PUYALLUP, Wash. – While walking in the woods with my friend Gary Chastagner, we stumbled upon some old tree stumps. The stumps had so many rings we had to use our magnifying glasses to see them all.

WSU holds drawing to distribute new apple to growers
March 25, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WA-38-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will hold a random drawing to determine which Washington growers will be the first to plant the newest apple developed by the WSU apple breeding program. This will facilitate a fair and equitable distribution of a limited number of WA 38 trees in the first year of release.

Prof earns recognition, patents for ag automation
August 23, 2013

Qin ZhangPROSSER, Wash. – Qin Zhang, director of the Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems at Washington State University, is one of 13 fellows recently named to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for 2013.

 

About 2 percent of active members achieve fellow status. Fellows demonstrate unusual professional distinction with outstanding qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural engineering.

 

Zhang was honored for his contribution to knowledge and technology in agricultural automation and mechanization.

 

He leads a 10-member team at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser as … » More …

Inventory catalogues 10,000 trees on campus
July 15, 2010

 

 

 

PULLMAN – Capital Planning and Development is continuing the long process of inventorying all the trees on the WSU Pullman campus. Cynthia Arbour, campus planner, has recorded about two-thirds of the campus, about 7,000 trees. She predicts there will be more than 10,000 trees in the inventory when it’s completed. 

 

The project helps with maintenance and future planning of the campus by providing accurate information on all the trees on campus.  

 

“It’s really helpful to know if we are looking to put in a new building or some new infrastructure, what trees will be impacted by that project and … » More …