Ah, summertime. It’s so pleasant to sit or play in the shade of a tree, whether enjoying a latte or ice cream, playing in a canopy-covered landscape, sitting on a bench next to a small creek flowing through the park, watching birds, exploring nature. Even small, green, open space is enough to anchor us in … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — June
As one of our readers you probably know that Tree Link is delivered to your email on a monthly basis. As we consider options to improve the Tree Link, we'd like to know how often you prefer to receive it. Please take just a minute or two to review the options and participate in our … Continue reading Frequency of Tree Link: A Readership Poll…
Article by Cliff Cantor, "Trees PNW" app developer Can’t tell a Douglas-fir from western hemlock? Does your tree book have too many non-intuitive choices that make it hard to identify native Pacific Northwest trees? There’s a new smartphone app called “Trees PNW” that is free in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. … Continue reading PNW Native Trees: There’s an App for That!
Live Crown Ratio (LCR) is a simple yet important concept to be aware of when assessing or working with trees. The LCR for any given tree is derived by dividing the vertical length of the tree’s live crown by the total height of the tree. We then multiply that result by 100 to convert the … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips – Live Crown Ratio and the Value of Low Branches
“Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities” Human health and well-being are closely intertwined with the health of our environment. There are deep connections between public health and trees in particular, according to current research. This year's seminar, “Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities,” will investigate common forest health issues faced by Washington communities and the resulting impacts on people … Continue reading 2018 Community Tree Seminars, Coming to a City Near You!
It’s hard to believe that we are already preparing for summer. Trees and flowers are in full, glorious bloom and the air is filled with the kind of fragrance that makes me envy the pollinators who get to personally visit the lovely blossoms. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit several communities in north … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — May
PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates. This year's topic focuses on the power of partnerships to advance urban forestry. As we face increasingly complex … Continue reading 2018 Symposium, “Collective Action: Partnerships for a Healthy Urban Forest”