Coordinator’s Corner — Environmental Justice and Trees

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month. When you read Governor Inslees’s proclamation, it is easy to see why trees are worth celebrating. Why? Here is a short list of the benefits trees provide. Trees can: Beautify the places where we live, work and play Reduce energy costs (think shade) Increase home values Keep our air … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — Environmental Justice and Trees

Announcing the 2020 Urban Forestry Grants! Applications due 12/12

The DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program is pleased to announce our 2020 Urban Forestry grants! The "Requests for Applications" documents are not quite ready but will be available on our website, or by contacting DNR Urban Forestry program staff, on Tuesday, October 15th We are offering two grants this year, but please be aware … Continue reading Announcing the 2020 Urban Forestry Grants! Applications due 12/12

Celebrate Urban Forestry Month in Olympia on October 18th!

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the sixth consecutive year. And with plenty of moisture and crisp, cool fall weather, autumn will be a great time to plant trees. Check out the proclamation here. Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you … Continue reading Celebrate Urban Forestry Month in Olympia on October 18th!

Free Webinar: Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook

Invasive insects such as Asian longhorned beetle and the emerald ash borer have collectively killed millions of trees in North America, and Washington has been fortunate to avoid those two particular buggers thus far. We do, however, have established populations of both Asian and European gypsy moths in western Washington, which are annually monitored and … Continue reading Free Webinar: Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook

Final Seminar in Wenatchee: Protecting Trees During Construction

We have just one seminar left in 2019! Click the hyperlink below to register: Wenatchee: Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Confluence Technology Center Trees are important assets in our communities with well-established economic, environmental and social benefits; however, trees are vulnerable to negative impacts from construction activities. A new … Continue reading Final Seminar in Wenatchee: Protecting Trees During Construction

Spruce Aphid Damage in Coastal Washington Forests, Communities

Spruce aphid (Elatobium abietinum) is a non-native insect that was likely introduced from Europe and became established on the west coast sometime in the early 1900s. These tiny, yellow-green aphids are less than 1/16 inch long and feed on sap in conifer needles, primarily those of Sitka spruce and other ornamental species of spruce. Typical … Continue reading Spruce Aphid Damage in Coastal Washington Forests, Communities