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NEWS
May 25, 2013
A Hagerstown man was killed Saturday morning when his vehicle struck a tree near the 9-mile marker on Interstate 81, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office news release. Joseph H. Younkins, no age given, was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said. At about 8:35 a.m., Younkins' vehicle left the southbound lanes of I-81 and continued driving straight until the vehicle struck a tree, deputies said, citing their preliminary investigation and accounts from witnesses. The cause of the crash currently is undetermined.
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NEWS
April 26, 2013
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive “Conservation Trees,” a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos and easily-understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the foundation this month. To receive the  booklet, send a $3 check along with your name and address to: “Conservation Trees,” Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at arborday.org/conservationtrees .
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2013
Potomac Edison will spend $55 million this year in an effort to limit power outages in Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, company officials said Tuesday. James V. Fakult, vice president of Potomac Edison and president of FirstEnergy's Maryland Operations, said about a third of the money, about $17 million, will be used to trim trees to keep them from falling onto power lines in Washington, Allegany, Frederick and Garrett counties in Maryland, and in Berkeley County in West Virginia.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
The Waynesboro Shade Tree Commission will host a tree-trimming workshop Saturday at 10 a.m. at 137 S. Phillips Ave. It is a hands-on demonstration open to anyone in the Waynesboro area. A Cumberland Valley Tree Service representative will teach attendees how to care for and trim trees until noon. An Arbor Day proclamation will be read by Waynesboro Mayor Richard Starliper at today's Waynesboro Borough Council meeting. The local library will have a display featuring the proclamation.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
Officials are hoping to recruit volunteers to help plant trees Monday along East John Street in Martinsburg as part of efforts to improve the environment. The planting is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. across from Roach Energy, according to Herb Peddicord of the West Virginia Division of Forestry. Monday is recognized as Earth Day. The trees will be planted to enhance wildlife habitat along Tuscarora Creek, help filter stormwater runoff to improve water quality, make the stream bank more stable and add to the city's urban tree canopy, according to an announcement from Peddicord.
NEWS
By ANNETTE IPSAN | aipsan@umd.edu | April 16, 2013
It's here. It's here. It's finally here. Spring, glorious spring, has arrived and it's time to wake up our gardens. Start with some spring cleaning. Tidy up your flower gardens by removing stalks not cut back in the fall. Rake off clumps of leaves. And feed the soil in all of your beds with an inch or so of compost.    This is a perfect time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Cooler spring weather gives them a chance to grow good roots before the heat hits. How deep should your planting hole be?
NEWS
April 9, 2013
The Borough of Waynesboro, which is working in conjunction with Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc., recently was awarded a Pennsylvania Urban and Community Forestry Council Challenge grant for $3,500. The money will be used toward the purchase of 31 trees to be placed in the Eighth Street median, according to a news release. The borough anticipates completing the project this month. It will be planting 10 forest pansies, 11 sugar tymes and 10 ivory silks in the median, the news release stated.
LIFESTYLE
April 8, 2013
Volunteers are needed for a tree planting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 13, at at the Antietam Meadow Park, a community natural area park located near Waynesboro. Antietam Watershed Association, in partnership with Washington Township and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is working to maintain a riparian forest buffer planting on the Antietam Creek. Learn from professional foresters how to plant trees and what trees are well-suited for streamside plantings. The group will plant more than 800 trees at the site.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
National Arbor Day is Friday, April 26, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual tree-planting holiday. Join the Foundation in April and receive 10 shade trees. By joining the foundation in April, new members receive the following trees: red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, baldcypress, thornless honeylocust, pin oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple. The trees are part of the foundation's Trees for America campaign. "These trees provide shade in the summer and gorgeous colors throughout the fall," said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the foundation.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2013
On their final day of spring break, students from Hancock Middle-Senior High School braved the cold Tuesday to join Good Shepherd Preschool students in planting a tree and a blue pinwheel garden at Widmeyer Park, releasing blue balloons into the air and distributing blue ribbons around town in memory of child-abuse victims. Hancock senior Tanner Faith, who lost a 5-week-old cousin, Bella Appel, to child abuse in 2010, said the issue of child abuse “strikes home” for him. “There is child abuse out there, and people need to realize how severe it is and what effects it has on families,” said Tanner, 17. “I was going to make sure I was here.” Tanner's brother, Skylar, 16, a sophomore at Hancock, said the tree that was planted signifies the “suffering” of families of child-abuse victims.
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