It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Welcome to “Arbor Month!” Gov. Jay Inslee officially proclaimed April 10, 2019 as Washington’s Arbor Day, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating the “Tree Planter’s Holiday” at any time. Communities can proclaim the holiday at any time of the year, and National Arbor Day is on … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April: Tips for Selecting the Right Tree This Arbor Day
Name: Laura Renninger, RN Title: President and founder of Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society, a non-profit organization in Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington. Favorite Tree: Garry oak, Quercus garryana, the namesake of our town since 1851, and a real stand-out tree due its unique branch pattern. What was your path to your current role as … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Laura Renninger
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and USDA Forest Service conduct annual aerial surveys to identify, map and monitor the impacts of insect and diseases on forest lands throughout the state. Aerial survey data are verified with ground-based observations and are compared against the results of other forest health research happening throughout the state. Survey results are compiled … Continue reading New 2018 Forest Health Highlights Report
Ninety-five cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also getting honors are the 11 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and nine Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities in the state. Tree Campus USA Awards: DNR is pleased to announce that 10 institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded … Continue reading Congrats to our 2018 Tree City, Line, & Campus USA Partners!
Trees are important assets in our communities with well-established economic, environmental, and social benefits; however, trees are vulnerable to negative impacts from construction activities. A new seminar from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Urban Forestry Program, “Protecting Trees During Construction,” will provide a review of urban development processes and explore common strategies used … Continue reading 2019 Seminar: Protecting Trees During Construction
Most kids are in-tree-gued by the idea of climbing up into the limbs of trees. Climbing is not only a challenge, but the final destination is a whole new world; a different view, looking down from a green hiding place, peering through leaves and branches at the near-by or beyond. Birds, insects, fantastical lighting, a … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — March
Name: You could be profiled next! Title: Examples include Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Board/Committee Member, Elected Official, Maintenance Worker, Associate Planner, Program Coordinator, Manager, Director, Administrator, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, Student, Forester, Arborist, Ecologist, Landscape Architect, etc., etc. Employer or Affiliated Organization: Any public, academic, or non-profit organization in Washington doing work related to improving communities through … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Showcasing Our Diversity and Enthusiasm