Commissioner Franz Proposes Historic $55M Wildfire, Forest Health Budget

This article was adapted from how it originally appeared on October 10, 2018, in DNR's blog, Ear to the Ground with DNR & Commissioner Franz Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has unveiled the largest budget request of its kind in state history: a $55 million Department of Natural Resources proposal for fighting wildfires and … Continue reading Commissioner Franz Proposes Historic $55M Wildfire, Forest Health Budget

New Report: How Communities Are Managing Their Urban Trees

This article reprinted as it originally appeared in the July 18th edition of the Treebune News, the official newsletter from the Alliance for Community Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program Stevens Point, WI (July 18, 2016) – Trees are a recognized and significant asset to communities but to remain so and increase in value they … Continue reading New Report: How Communities Are Managing Their Urban Trees

2014 Grant Season is Underway

DNR's Urban and Community Forestry program  (UCF) plans to offer three types of grants in 2014: Community Forestry Assistance Grants, Inventory Grants, and Tree Planting Grants. Grant applications will be available on our grant resources page by mid-January. If your community is a Tree City USA, the announcement and links to applications will be sent directly to … Continue reading 2014 Grant Season is Underway

The High Costs of Deferred Tree Pruning

by Micki McNaughton, Urban Forestry Special Projects Coordinator Investing in care for young trees is a low-cost way to reduce future costs—and future risk. Proper planting, watering, mulching, and pruning ensures that trees grow to maturity in good health and sound structure. Let’s take a look at pruning in particular, the most common service purchased … Continue reading The High Costs of Deferred Tree Pruning

Planning for Planting: Realistic Budgets

By Linden Lampman Mead, editor For urban foresters, the end of the field season often means the beginning of budget season. Ideally, a management plan based on a recent inventory will help you determine planting and maintenance tasks. Whether planning for trees in new projects, replacing trees lost through removals, or getting new shade into … Continue reading Planning for Planting: Realistic Budgets

COUNCIL COMMUNIQUE’

Community Involvement (and Cheer) in Tight Budget Times  As I sit down to write this piece for TreeLink, the holiday spirit is abounding outside of my office. Even the London planes that dot Occidental Square in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood are dressed up in colorful “tree sweaters” for the season. The cheer in the air … Continue reading COUNCIL COMMUNIQUE’