Washington’s 2016 Forest Health Highlights

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and USDA Forest Service conduct annual aerial surveys to identify, map and monitor the impacts of insect and diseases on forest lands throughout the state. Aerial survey data are verified with ground-based observations and are compared against the results of other forest health research happening throughout the state. Survey results are compiled … Continue reading Washington’s 2016 Forest Health Highlights

NGO Coalition Pledges Support for Urban Waters Partnership

The following article originally appeared as a press release. This may be of interest to our partners in South King County in particular, as the Green-Duwamish Watershed is included in the Urban Waters Partnership and several allied urban forestry organizations have pledged their support as members of this coalition:   Release Date: 12/03/2014 Contact Information: Robert … Continue reading NGO Coalition Pledges Support for Urban Waters Partnership

Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force presented recommendations to the Governor's office on November 17, but what does this have to do with urban and community forestry? The Task Force appears to be leaning toward recommending a cap-and-trade law here in Washington. Here is the quick summary on how cap and trade works: The carbon emissions of … Continue reading Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force will be presenting its final recommendations on November 17, but what does this have to do with urban and community forestry? The Task Force appears to be leaning toward recommending a cap-and-trade law here in Washington. Here is the quick summary on how cap and trade works: The carbon emissions … Continue reading Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Climate Change and the Northwest’s Trees

On Wednesday, May 28, the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington hosted the Sixth Annual Urban Forest Symposium: "Climate Change and the Urban Forest". This sold out, one-day seminar featured many excellent speakers presenting on topics such as climate modeling, forecasting of pest and disease issues, the need for experimentation with new species and … Continue reading Climate Change and the Northwest’s Trees