Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting

Join the Washington DNR's Urban and Community Program and our special guests: Washington Community Forestry Council, the City of Snoqualmie and the Keystone Concept for a statewide urban forestry meeting to be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Time).   This meeting is open to all, but our … Continue reading Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting

Update: Evergreen Communities Act

Background: The Evergreen Communities Act (ECA) is landmark legislation for urban forestry in Washington that was passed in 2008, thanks to support from the Washington Community Forestry Council and coalition of stakeholders from across the state. The intent is to provide funding for communities to perform tree inventories, canopy analyses and develop urban forest management … Continue reading Update: Evergreen Communities Act

Pest Highlight: Mediterranean Oak Borer

A recent infestation of the Mediterranean Oak Borer has been discovered in suburbs near Sacramento. The Mediterranean oak borer (MOB), Xyleborus monographus, is an invasive ambrosia beetle that primarily attacks oak tree species. Mediterranean Oak Borer. Source: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources What is it?The pest is found in a variety of climates … Continue reading Pest Highlight: Mediterranean Oak Borer

Become a Certified Urban & Community Tree Steward

For the second year, WSU Extension program is offering an online course geared towards furthering knowledge of urban forestry and community tree stewardship. The online WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship Certification training will empower landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, members of local community tree boards and committees, students and others to become knowledgeable … Continue reading Become a Certified Urban & Community Tree Steward

Urban Forestry Grants due by 4:00 PM on 12/10!

Final applications for the 2021 Urban Forestry Grants are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants should allow sufficient time to ensure timely receipt of the application. Applicantions can be found on our website, here. Applications must be submitted electronically as a PDF attachment and e-mailed to the Application Coordinator, Ben Thompson, … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grants due by 4:00 PM on 12/10!

Adaptive Management for Climate Change in the Urban Forest

This Tree Link guest feature was written by Jason Battles, Arborist, City of Snoqualmie Parks Department. Climate change is requiring urban foresters to hastily become both dynamic leaders of people and dynamic managers of natural resources, holding the tension between long- lived trees and rapid human-caused climate change that is unparalleled and uncertain in the … Continue reading Adaptive Management for Climate Change in the Urban Forest

The Lands Council & City of Spokane working on new SpoCanopy Initiative

The Lands Council is working on an innovative, community-driven new program to equitably increase the urban canopy in Spokane, WA called SpoCanopy. SpoCanopy is a program of The Lands Council in collaboration with the City of Spokane Urban Forestry.  The mission is to increase urban canopy by hosting community-lead street tree plantings in Spokane and … Continue reading The Lands Council & City of Spokane working on new SpoCanopy Initiative