Maintaining Kalispell’s Urban Forest

Kalispell, Montana received the honorable recognition of “Tree City” for the last 25 years. The city maintains its trees with an urban forest budget under the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Kalispell is continually dealing with cleanup from windstorms as well as tree pruning, tree removal, and new tree plantings. Years ago, the city’s goal…

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Trees Cut to Make Room for Endeavour

On the final leg of its journey from the Kennedy Space Center, space shuttle Endeavour will be moving on the ground from the Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center. In order to make the move, trees along the route need to be taken down. The shuttle is scheduled to move in October…

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Eminent Domain Cases on the Rise

Eminent domain is a controversial issue for agricultural landowners – it gives public entities the right to acquire private property for public purposes, such as for highways, utility lines, etc. Frequently, agricultural production is adversely impacted due to loss of land, the inability to use current equipment for production, or the splitting up of the…

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