October is Urban & Community Forestry Month

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the eighth consecutive year, encouraging all Washingtonians to reflect on the value of community trees and appreciate their beauty and benefits. Read the proclamation here. During this time of year our urban forests, planted with native and non-native trees, … Continue reading October is Urban & Community Forestry Month

DNR Now Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs

Washington communities once again have an opportunity to restore, enhance and sustain their forests in cities and towns through grants offered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Urban and Community Forestry program. “Community trees and forests are essential to the health of Washington’s cities and residents,” said Ben Thompson, Program Manager. “Cost-sharing … Continue reading DNR Now Accepting Applications for Urban and Community Forestry Grant Programs

Forest Health Watch – A New Community Science Initiative in the Northwest

This is a repost from October 2020 Forest Stewardship Notes. This article was chosen to be featured due to the high amount of inquiries the Urban & Community Forestry Program receives regarding observed canopy decline and health of Western redcedar. By Joey Hulbert, Research Scientist, Washington State University – Puyallup Research and Extension Center, hulbe@wsu.edu … Continue reading Forest Health Watch – A New Community Science Initiative in the Northwest

Call for papers: COVID 19 and Urban Forests

Papers are invited through December 31 for a special issue of the journal “Urban Forestry and Urban Greening.” It will examine how the global pandemic has affected urban forests and green spaces. Review Papers, Research Articles and Short Communications are invited under one or more of the following themes and questions: Urban forest and urban … Continue reading Call for papers: COVID 19 and Urban Forests

PNW-ISA Launches New Website Updates

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) recently launched its new website, designed to provide members with more online experiences and benefits. Be sure to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new website navigation, educational opportunities and information. Throughout the month of September, PNW-ISA will introduce members to … Continue reading PNW-ISA Launches New Website Updates

2020 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

Is your community a Tree City USA? There are 94 Tree City USA Communities in Washington, and nearly 50 percent of Washington’s population lives in a Tree City USA. These statistics show us that communities across our state consider their tree canopy a source of pride and continually strive to improve it — and through the … Continue reading 2020 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

Forester’s Notes During a Pandemic

This article is reposted with permission as it originally appeared on the Washington State University Puget Sound Extension Forestry E-Newsletter on August 5, 2020. Click here for the original version and to subscribe to the newsletter. These are the Forester's Notes of Kevin Zobrist, Professor at the Extension Forestry, Washington State University. Protecting the vulnerable  This virus … Continue reading Forester’s Notes During a Pandemic

DNR Welcomes New Forest Health & Resiliency Division Manager

Terra Rentz has been named DNR's new Forest Health and Resiliency Division Manager, in charge of leading a team responsible for implementing the agency's 20-Year Forest Health Strategic Plan; insect, disease and fire ecology science; biodiversity monitoring and much more—including the Urban and Community Forestry Program."I'm excited about working with a fantastic new team of … Continue reading DNR Welcomes New Forest Health & Resiliency Division Manager