DNR Urban Forestry Program Hires Forester in NW WA

DNR's Urban Forestry Program recently created a new position to be located in the Agency's Northwest Region, which includes Island, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. This position is just 20 percent of a full-time employee. Historically, the Urban Forestry Program has been just two full-time employees based in Olympia without much cause to interface with … Continue reading DNR Urban Forestry Program Hires Forester in NW WA

Protecting Trees During Construction: A seminar for planning and code enforcement staff

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 seminar from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Urban Forestry Program, “Protecting Trees During Construction,” will provide a review of urban development processes and explore common strategies used … Continue reading Protecting Trees During Construction: A seminar for planning and code enforcement staff

Get to Know our Wildlife Biologist, Ken Bevis

This article was originally published in DNR's Small Forest Landowner News this past August. Ken Bevis works for DNR's Forest Stewardship Program which, like DNR's Urban Forestry Program, is housed in the Agency's Forest Health & Resiliency Division. Ken does much of his work with small forest landowners but is also a resource available to … Continue reading Get to Know our Wildlife Biologist, Ken Bevis

Coordinator’s Corner — Budget planning (and a sneak preview of 2020 urban forestry grants)

While summer is a season for quite a lot of field-based urban forestry work, it is also the season when many managers begin to dig into budgeting activities for the upcoming year. Budgeting is made easier when you have a plan in place, ideally, a city-wide tree management plan that directs near-term and future actions. … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — Budget planning (and a sneak preview of 2020 urban forestry grants)

State Asks Residents to Check Trees for Invasive Pests in August

This news release has been reprinted with permission from the Washington Invasive Species Council and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. OLYMPIA– The Washington Invasive Species Council is asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August. August is … Continue reading State Asks Residents to Check Trees for Invasive Pests in August