Find Your Community’s Tree Equity Score

Last month, American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization, published Tree Equity scores for 150,000 neighborhoods in 486 urbanized areas across the United States, including scores for Washington communities. Find Your Community’s Tree Equity Score on the National Explorer Here Each score, which can be examined by neighborhood or up to the city scale, is based … Continue reading Find Your Community’s Tree Equity Score

Upcoming Webinars will Focus on New Tools Aimed at Growing Tree Canopy

Written by Hannah Kett, Cities Program Manager at The Nature Conservancy Within our cities and towns, the trees that line our streets, fill our parks and shade our streams, provide people and nature with a multitude of benefits – seen and unseen. These trees help clean the water flowing into streams, rivers and the Puget … Continue reading Upcoming Webinars will Focus on New Tools Aimed at Growing Tree Canopy

Urban Trees and Student Engagement in Spokane

Information about the 2022 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant opportunities will be made available on our website in September here. Student planting a tree in Spokane, WA. Photo credit: Erin Bangle provided by PEI Congratulations to Pacific Education Institute (PEI), who recently completed their first WA DNR Community Engagement and Planning Grant project this April! … Continue reading Urban Trees and Student Engagement in Spokane

City of Kent launches Urban Forest Story Map

Information about the 2022 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant opportunities will be made available on our website in September here. Congratulations to the City of Kent, who recently completed their WA DNR Community Forestry Assistance Grant project this year! The City of Kent recognizes that a healthy urban forest, which helps to filter air and … Continue reading City of Kent launches Urban Forest Story Map

Announcing the 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Seminar Series

This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, DNR's Urban and Community Forestry Program will continue to offer our seminar series virtually. In the past, we covered the same topic 8 times traveling throughout the state to present in each region. This year, given how accessible online presentations are, we are changing our seminar format up … Continue reading Announcing the 2021 Urban and Community Forestry Seminar Series

2021 Conferences Seeking Speaker Proposals

Organizers for the Pacific Northwest ISA Annual Training Conference, which will be held throughout October 2021, AND organizers for the Arbor Day Foundation's annual Partners in Community Forestry Conference, scheduled for Nov. 17-18 in Louisville, KY are both currently seeking speaker proposals. Find out the details for each conference below: PNW ISA Annual Training Conference … Continue reading 2021 Conferences Seeking Speaker Proposals

Urban Forestry Grants Awarded in 2021

As an increasing amount of communities throughout Washington work to boost awareness around the many benefits of trees, funding sources like those provided through the DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry program can lend valuable support. Today, we are announcing the approval of seven urban forestry grants, totaling $82,326 for projects including: ApplicantProject NameFunding RequestMatchGrant Type350 … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grants Awarded in 2021

Here’s How to Celebrate Arbor Day 2021 During Covid

Washington State’s Arbor Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 14th this year. During normal, non-pandemic times, the weeks ahead are generally full of prepping for April’s big celebrations. However, this year, traditional public gatherings to celebrate Arbor Day are largely postponed or reduced in size due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Not to worry! … Continue reading Here’s How to Celebrate Arbor Day 2021 During Covid