Are You Urban Forest Pest Ready?

The Washington DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program kicked off its seminar series earlier this month. The 2020 Seminar, “Urban Forest Pest Readiness” walks participants through the utilization of the Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook by engaging attendees in an interactive exercise working through the Playbook’s self-assessment of pest readiness, which asks the question: are … Continue reading Are You Urban Forest Pest Ready?

Timely Tree Tips— Stay Connected

During this peculiar time, many forestry professionals and tree boards are working from home, while others have experienced reduction in field hours and changes in operations. We’re all having to adapt to a new normal, both at home and at work. As natural resource and forestry professionals, most of us are well known for our … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips— Stay Connected

Participate in May’s Scotch Broom Census

The Washington Invasive Species Council, state agencies, and researchers need your help in identifying locations of the invasive Scotch broom throughout the state. Scotch broom is hard to miss in May when it is in bloom, its yellow-flowers are distinctly visible across the landscape and along roadsides. Once established, it becomes the dominant vegetation and … Continue reading Participate in May’s Scotch Broom Census

Trees for Seattle Launches new Tree Walk App

Late last month, just in time for Earth Day and the National Arbor Day, Trees for Seattle released an exciting new tool, Seattle Tree Walks—an interactive mobile app. As we continue to work together to protect our friends and neighbors, residents are looking for safe, socially-distancing ways to connect to their neighborhoods, relieve stress, and … Continue reading Trees for Seattle Launches new Tree Walk App

Pest Alert: Top Kill in Western Larch

By Melissa Fischer, Forest Entomologist for Eastern Washington, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, melissa.fischer@dnr.wa.gov. Originally published in Small Forest Landowner News. Between June 2018 and November 2019, forest health specialists in North Idaho received 12 reports of top kill and mortality in western larch that appears to have been caused by a species of … Continue reading Pest Alert: Top Kill in Western Larch