The rain is back. I’m thankful for the cooler temperatures and the moisture that makes Washington the Evergreen State. With the rain, however, comes an impressive amount of stormwater sheeting over roadways, into storm drains, and into local waterways. As it runs over the ground, stormwater picks up plenty of pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner
Welcome to the first installment of Faces of Urban Forestry. This month we are thrilled to feature Juli (Diaz) Hartwig from our own Washington Community Forestry Council. Juli (Diaz) Hartwig is the roadside and site development manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Working in Olympia as the statewide headquarters landscape architect, she develops … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Juli (Diaz) Hartwig
The DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program is pleased to announce our 2019 grant program for cities and towns with populations of 10,000 or less according to 2010 Census numbers. A 30 percent match is required ($3,000 for a $9,000 grant, as an example). We are following the same format as last year by asking applicants … Continue reading 2019 Small Community Forestry Grants are Open; Letters of Interest due 12/10
If you own a home in Washington, chances are you will require professional tree care services at some point. Tree work can be a risky endeavor, so all the more reason to be informed about who you hire. Risks to your trees, your property, and the individuals who perform the work can be minimized by … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips: How to Spot a Reputable Tree Company
This article was adapted from how it originally appeared on October 10, 2018, in DNR's blog, Ear to the Ground with DNR & Commissioner Franz Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has unveiled the largest budget request of its kind in state history: a $55 million Department of Natural Resources proposal for fighting wildfires and … Continue reading Commissioner Franz Proposes Historic $55M Wildfire, Forest Health Budget
The DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program is pleased to announce our 2019 grant program for cities and towns with populations of 10,000 or less according to 2010 Census numbers. A 30% match is required ($3000 for a $9000 grant, as an example). We are following the same format as last year by asking applicants to … Continue reading Announcing the 2019 Small Community Forestry Assistance Grants!
As proclaimed by Governor Inslee, October is Urban and Community Forestry month! It’s a great time to enjoy the beauty of trees, celebrate the benefits of trees in our community, plant trees, and care for trees to prepare for the upcoming “storm season.” Preparation usually starts with a plan. Without a plan, it is more … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — October