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