Coordinator’s Corner — February

The phrase "I love trees" can apply to many of the wonderful benefits we attribute to trees in our community forest landscape. February is celebrated as the month of hearts, not only in the romantic sense for Valentine’s Day, but as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. Did you know that sitting can … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — February

Timely Tree Tips — Climate, Carbon, and Community Trees

There is much discussion in Washington state these days about carbon and climate change. In 2014 Governor Jay Inslee proposed a cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions; last year he introduced a carbon tax proposal and this year he’s brought a similar plan forward. These efforts are aimed at the problem of atmospheric carbon emissions, primarily … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — Climate, Carbon, and Community Trees

New Seminar for 2018: Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities

“Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities” Human health and wellbeing 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 New Seminar for 2018: Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities

Urban Forest Restoration in Spokane

The Urban Forestry Restoration Project (UFRP) was administered by DNR's Urban Forestry Program between 2012 and the early summer of 2017 when the piecemeal method of funding to support the program dried up. The UFRP placed Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews in municipalities throughout western Washington to grub out invasive plants, restore forested natural areas, … Continue reading Urban Forest Restoration in Spokane

Getting an Early Jump on Wildfire Season

Article by Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands, @CommissionerHilaryFranz Recently, I got the opportunity to speak to 150 fire commissioners and fire chiefs, the brave men and women who make up our local fire districts. Our partnership is a critical part of DNR’s wildfire response; together we’re able to protect people, communities and resources from wildfire. We’ll … Continue reading Getting an Early Jump on Wildfire Season

Connect with Other Tree Advocates in Washington

If you’re a dedicated Tree Link reader, then this opportunity is for you. American Grove is a website designed to help urban forestry advocates share information. The Grove is open to anyone across the country, but we have our own subspace—the Washington Grove—to maintain a focus on Washington-specific topics in urban forestry. Among many features … Continue reading Connect with Other Tree Advocates in Washington