2017 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

Is your community a Tree City USA? Would you believe there are 90 Tree City USA Communities in Washington state, and that nearly 50 percent of Washington's population lives in a Tree City USA? It's true, and the program continues to grow every year with new cities applying for the designation. The Arbor Day Foundation's online … Continue reading 2017 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

From the Field: Celebrating Urban Forestry, Recognizing Advocates in Spokane

Autumn is a wonderful season for trees, and Spokane is an equally wonderful place to celebrate them. As you may recall, Spokane was walloped with a windstorm of historic proportions approximately one year ago in November 2015. The city’s Webster Park and surrounding neighborhoods in Northwest Spokane were hit particularly hard, resulting in downed trees … Continue reading From the Field: Celebrating Urban Forestry, Recognizing Advocates in Spokane

Nominations Sought for Urban Forest Stewardship Award

The Washington Community Forestry Council (WCFC) is soliciting nominations for their Urban Forest Stewardship Award. The award is typically presented at each meeting of the Council, which takes place in different locations throughout Washington state, four times per year. The next meeting will be held in North Bend on Wednesday, September 12. If you know a … Continue reading Nominations Sought for Urban Forest Stewardship Award

Nominations Sought for Urban Forest Stewardship Award

The Washington Community Forestry Council (WCFC) is soliciting nominations for their Urban Forest Stewardship Award. The award is typically presented at each meeting of the Council, which takes place in different locations throughout Washington state, four times per year. The next meeting will be held in North Bend on Wednesday, September 12. If you know a … Continue reading Nominations Sought for Urban Forest Stewardship Award

From the Field: Arbor Day Foundation Honors University of Puget Sound

College receives 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition The University of Puget Sound has been honored with a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective … Continue reading From the Field: Arbor Day Foundation Honors University of Puget Sound

Urban Forest Stewardship Awards

Washington Community Forestry Council recognizes two for outstanding stewardship: Mark Mead is the Senior Urban Forester for the City of Seattle Parks Department, a position he has held for well over a decade. Mark was instrumental in creating both the vision and the implementation plan for the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP), a highly regarded award-winning program … Continue reading Urban Forest Stewardship Awards