It’s hard to believe that we are already preparing for summer. Trees and flowers are in full, glorious bloom and the air is filled with the kind of fragrance that makes me envy the pollinators who get to personally visit the lovely blossoms. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit several communities in north … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — May
PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates. This year's topic focuses on the power of partnerships to advance urban forestry. As we face increasingly complex … Continue reading 2018 Symposium, “Collective Action: Partnerships for a Healthy Urban Forest”
Ninety-one cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also getting honors are the 11 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and 9 Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities in the state. Tree Campus USA Awards: DNR is pleased to announce that nine institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded … Continue reading Congrats to our 2017 Tree–USA Partners!
“Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities” The first offerings of this year's seminar program will take place in Poulsbo on May 9 and Richland on May 24. Space is still available. Additional information, including how to RSVP, is below: Human health and wellbeing are closely intertwined with the health of our environment. There are deep connections between public … Continue reading 2018 Community Tree Seminars Kick Off in Poulsbo, Richland
Thanks to research demonstrating the many benefits of trees in cities, your community’s percentage of tree canopy cover can be considered a measure of community health, vitality, and quality. Each of Washington’s largest cities has assessed their tree canopy percentage in recent years: Seattle (28%) Spokane (22%) Tacoma (19%) Vancouver (18%) Many smaller cities in … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips–Tree Canopy Enhancement
Happy Arbor Day! Here at DNR we celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” all month long with communities across the state. Often celebrations include Earth Day, which supports activities friendly to the environment. The celebrations definitely complement each other. Trees provide a lot of positive environmental benefits as well as social and economic benefits. And Earth … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday
“Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities” Human health and wellbeing are closely intertwined with the health of our environment. There are deep connections between public health and trees in particular, according to current research. This year's seminar, “Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities,” will investigate common forest health issues faced by Washington communities and the resulting impacts on people … Continue reading New Seminar for 2018: Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities