Tree planting is a priority in many communities because it is an investment in the future. To create a sustainable community forest, one that reaps all the environmental, economic and social benefits trees provide, it is essential to care for and manage your investment.

An important part of managing trees is making sure that tree care-givers are trained to use management practices that encourage safe, healthy trees. DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program can help!

If you work for a municipality, county or other public jurisdiction and are interested in training for you and your staff, give us a call. We can bring training to your community; offering workshops in structural pruning, planting new trees, tree selection, managing your tree resources, and risk management.

We are also available to assist in other ways. Whether it is a visit with the mayor, city council, tree board or citizen group, we can help advocate and educate as well as provide direction for managing public trees.

Contact DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program by calling 800-523-8733 or email us at urban_forestry@dnr.wa.gov to find out more about the technical assistance we offer, or to schedule a training workshop.