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

King County Seeks Input on 30-Year Forest Plan

In rural and urban communities throughout King County, forests store carbon and provide climate benefits, improve water and air quality, enhance habitat for salmon and other wildlife, reduce polluted stormwater runoff in our communities and waterways, offer recreational opportunities, and provide cool shade for streams and sidewalks. As part of our Strategic Climate Action Plan, … Continue reading King County Seeks Input on 30-Year Forest Plan

Celebrate Urban Forestry Month in Olympia on October 18th!

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the sixth consecutive year. And with plenty of moisture and crisp, cool fall weather, autumn will be a great time to plant trees. Check out the proclamation here. Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you … Continue reading Celebrate Urban Forestry Month in Olympia on October 18th!

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you can proclaim and celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” at any time of the year. Other cities celebrate with a fall festival or community tree planting event. How will your community celebrate Urban and Community Forestry Month? Here at DNR, our social media feeds on Twitter … Continue reading October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month! Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you can proclaim and celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” at any time of the year. Other cities celebrate with a fall festival or community tree planting event. How will your community celebrate Urban and Community Forestry Month? Here at … Continue reading October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

A Tribute to Cass Turnbull

The following article was reprinted with permission as it originally appeared in the Seattle Times on January 30, 2017. Plant Amnesty Founder Cass Turnbull, author and lover of open spaces, dies By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times environment reporter A real-life Lorax, Cass Turnbull spoke for the trees. A staunch defender of trees and open space, … Continue reading A Tribute to Cass Turnbull

Participate in Urban and Community Forestry Month

Fall is a wonderful time in Washington as our trees and forests reveal the natural magic of their fall colors. Washington’s native deciduous trees, such as bigleaf maple, cottonwood, aspen, birch and the western larch, specialize in shades of yellow fall colors, whereas our urban forests, planted with many non-native trees, paint our cities and towns with hues … Continue reading Participate in Urban and Community Forestry Month