Coordinator’s Corner — February

Last month we highlighted many of the partners and projects with which we are working to deliver DNR’s Urban Forestry Program goals. Not mentioned was Washington State University Extension (Extension). But this organization and the passionate staff have been top notch partners for many years. It’s been a long time coming, but it is a … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — February

WSU Online Certificate Course: Urban & Community Tree Stewardship

Urban and community trees provide many benefits to the environment, to human health and well-being, and add economic value to our neighborhoods. The WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship online course provides education to landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and people interested in proper tree care within their communities. This training is unique because … Continue reading WSU Online Certificate Course: Urban & Community Tree Stewardship

Tree Inventory Data Needed for State Pest Readiness Work

Avid Tree Link readers may recall our announcement of the "Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook", back in November, 2019, in partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, The playbook is a tool to prepare communities for potential outbreaks of invasive pests through self-assessments of readiness, as well as suggested follow-up actions to improve readiness. It … Continue reading Tree Inventory Data Needed for State Pest Readiness Work

Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/24 -2/28

In conjunction with National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed February 24 to February 28, 2020 as Invasive Species Awareness Week to raise awareness and find preventative solutions for invasive species. A multiagency news release sent the week of February 17 will highlight the week and events to a statewide audience. Your organization can … Continue reading Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/24 -2/28

King County Seeks Input on 30-Year Forest Plan

In rural and urban communities throughout King County, forests store carbon and provide climate benefits, improve water and air quality, enhance habitat for salmon and other wildlife, reduce polluted stormwater runoff in our communities and waterways, offer recreational opportunities, and provide cool shade for streams and sidewalks. As part of our Strategic Climate Action Plan, … Continue reading King County Seeks Input on 30-Year Forest Plan

Tree Campus K-12

Tree Campus K-12 was developed by the Arbor Day Foundation to inspire collaboration between schools, students, and communities to facilitate experiences with trees as a learning tool. The program encourages schools and educators to create purposeful opportunities for students to interact with trees by offering resources, as well as a framework for becoming recognized and … Continue reading Tree Campus K-12