After a long dry summer, the cooler, wetter weather actually feels great. It’s starting to feel like tree planting weather. Fall is a great time to plant trees in the Pacific Northwest, since it brings with it the moisture necessary for new trees to start re-growing roots damaged during transplanting. Many communities opt to celebrate … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — October
The DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program is pleased to announce our grant program for 2018. For this round of grants, we have separated the pool of applicants for Community Forestry Assistance Grants into two groups based on population and tweaked the application process for the smallest communities. Community Forestry Assistance (CFA) Grants (download the … Continue reading Announcing the 2018 Urban & Community Forestry Grants!
October is Urban and Community Forestry Month! Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you can proclaim and celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” at any time of the year. Other cities celebrate with a fall festival or community tree planting event. How will your community celebrate Urban and Community Forestry Month? Here at … Continue reading October is Urban and Community Forestry Month
We couldn’t decide if this topic was better suited to our ‘Timely Tree Tips’ series or our ‘A Tree to Try’ articles, so we mashed the two together in this edition of Tree Link. 'Part 1' of this article was featured in the September 2017 edition of Tree Link. In the spirit of the coming … Continue reading Timely Tips on Trees to Try – Trees for Fall Color, Part 2
This fall, one lucky Washington community will become home to a Washington State Moon Tree! Recently, a survey asking about urban and community forestry activities was sent to all cities and towns in Washington. Each city that participated in the survey was automatically entered into a drawing to receive a Washington State Moon Tree sapling … Continue reading And the Winner of the Moon Tree is…
As summer winds down, it becomes apparent just how individual trees are affected by this predictably dry season. How are your trees faring? Did that big tree in the park look like that last year? Five years ago? It’s best not to rely solely on memory about tree health and condition from year to year. … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — September
This fall, one lucky Washington Community will become home to a Washington State Moon Tree! Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will draw from respondents to the Urban and Community Forestry survey, discussed below, on Monday, October 2, to kick off Urban and Community Forestry Month. During the Apollo moon missions between 1969 and 1972, … Continue reading UCF Survey: Enter Now to WIN!