Seeking Urban Forestry Awards nominations.
If you know deserving individuals, organizations, community groups, or businesses that deserve recognition, please consider nominating them for the Washington Community Forestry Council’s Urban and Community Forestry Awards. Efforts that are voluntary (or above and beyond typical job duties and expectations), show leadership, or are highly innovative, will receive priority recognition.
For more information and to find the nomination form, follow this link
The Washington Arboriculture Exchange Program — apply now!
The Washington Arboriculture Exchange Program is designed to exchange urban forestry expertise, management ideas and technology through direct onsite experience working with municipal arborists. It is designed for individuals interested in or responsible for developing or expanding an urban and community forestry program in their community, including planners, public works and/or parks managers, and tree board members.
Monday, May 13, 9 AM to 4 PM, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle
The issue of trees vs. views pits view seekers against tree lovers on hillsides facing mountains and water. These standoffs occur up and down our coastal waterways and in areas where homeowners and developers want the best water or territorial views. The symposium takes an in-depth look at this often-contentious issue.
$75 per person. Lunches are available at a cost of $15. Free lunch for the first 100 registrants. For more information contact: Jessica Farmer at email@example.com or 206-685-8033.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens provides classes geared to professionals seeking credits for recertification (for example, International Society of Arboriculture or WSDA pesticide recertification credits). Everyone is welcome to register for these classes.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens conducts a wide variety of adult education programs for everyone from beginning home gardeners to horticultural professionals. Programs include lectures, courses, demonstrations, studios and symposia, plus a variety of on-site and local, regional, national, and international off-site tours.
Free Workshops in Tacoma
Tree Basics; Right Tree for Right Place
Saturday, April 6, 10:30 AM, Envirohouse at the City of Tacoma Landfill, City of Tacoma Landfill, 3510 S. Mullen St.
Are you curious about how to select the right tree for your space? Do trips to the nursery overwhelm you? Join Ramie Pierce, City of Tacoma Urban Forester, and demystify the art of selecting the right tree for the right place. Register here or email workshop questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-573-2426.
Workshop: Edible Gardening and Tree Basics
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:30 AM, Wapato Lake Park, Tacoma.
Please pre-register for this workshop, or by calling Christina at (253) 324-6210.
WSU Extension presents Pruning and Grafting Fruit Trees
A 2-day event:
Friday, April 12, 6:00-8:30 PM, classroom portion, Washington State University Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane.
Saturday, April 13, Hands-on field workshops; 9:00 AM-Noon, Pruning; Grafting: 1:00-4:00 PM, Resurrection Episcopal Church, 15319 E 8th Ave, Spokane Valley
Gary Moulton of WSU’s Mount Vernon Research Station is coming to Spokane to teach fruit tree pruning and grafting with an emphasis on overgrown trees. Moulton has worked for decades on tree fruit development and the development of western Washington’s hard cider industry.
Pruning topics: evaluating tree structure, cutting and removing techniques, deciding which branches stay and which go, controlling water sprouts, final shaping for fruit production and annual care.
Grafting topics: selecting scion wood, bench grafting, bud chip grafting, care of newly grafted trees. Each student will receive three rootstocks to graft onto and a grafting knife during the hands-on portion of the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring their own apple scion wood if they have some.
$60/person ISA ARBORIST CEUs AVAILABLE
Supplies required for grafting: $50 – includes three rootstocks, grafting knife and supplies
Lunch will be available for a $5 donation. Proceeds support the church’s community garden project
Electrical Hazards Awareness Program: A Workshop for Tree/Landscape Workers
April 17, 8:00AM to 11:45 AM, Avista’s Jack Stewart Training Center, 8307 N. Regal, Spokane.
Sponsored by Avista Utilities, a Tree Line USA, this workshop will teach about the circle of safety, reliability, and regulations. Includes a live demonstration.
For more information please contact: Larry Lee at 509-495-2237
June 6, 8:00AM to 3:30PM, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
Keynote speaker, Dr. Kathleen Wolf, launches the conference which focuses on the human dimensions of urban forestry. Sessions include current research findings and practical applications for research within successful urban forestry programs in the Pacific Northwest.