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!
The Urban Forestry Restoration Project (UFRP) will not be offered for the 2017-2018 project year due to lack of funding. It’s been a long, wonderful five years of boots-on-the-ground community assistance. Urban trees and natural areas throughout western Washington are healthier, and Puget Sound waters cleaner, thanks to the hard work of Puget SoundCorps crews … Continue reading Update on the Urban Forestry Restoration Project
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 2' of this article will be featured in the October edition of Tree Link. In the spirit of the coming … Continue reading Timely Tips on Trees to Try – Trees for Fall Color, Part 1
The western pine beetle (WPB), Dendroctonus brevicomis, is a native bark beetle found in eastern Washington that can kill ponderosa pine, its only host in the state. In typical years, low populations of WPB attack trees that are old and decadent, weakened, or plagued by root diseases such as armillaria. But, when trees experience severe … Continue reading Ponderosa Pines Killed by Western Pine Beetle on the Rise
Is your community a Tree City USA? Would you believe there are 90 Tree City USA Communities in Washington state, and that nearly 50 percent of Washington's population lives in a Tree City USA? It's true, and the program continues to grow every year with new cities applying for the designation. The Arbor Day Foundation's online … Continue reading 2017 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted
This year's program uses community trees and forests as a lens through which to view the important, community-wide issue of resilience. We feel this topic is best suited to planners, administrators and other decision-makers, though we expect others will find value in it as well. Here's a preview of what's in store for those who … Continue reading Cultivating Resilient Communities, Only 3 Seminars Remain in 2017!