Urban Forestry in the News – Spring 2022

With so many developments happening within our own DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program over the last few months, we have been unable to share some of the great work completed by our urban forestry colleagues. This article is intended to share some of the most recent urban forestry news and developments with our Tree … Continue reading Urban Forestry in the News – Spring 2022

Pop-up Forest creates a uniquely immersive experience in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma’s Urban Forestry team, Tacoma Tree Foundation, and partners were hard at work over the last several months creating an inspiring, interactive experience to help envision what the Tacoma Mall neighborhood’s built environment could look like with the addition of more trees. With 9% tree canopy cover in comparison to Tacoma’s 20% … Continue reading Pop-up Forest creates a uniquely immersive experience in Tacoma

Urban Forestry Grant Awards Selected for 2022 Funding Cycle

When we opened applications for the largest Urban and Community Forestry grant funding cycle in agency history late last fall, we knew 2022 would be a banner year for our annual grant program, and the DNR UCF team is beyond excited to congratulate the 21 new projects that have been selected to receive funding this … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grant Awards Selected for 2022 Funding Cycle

Meet the Spongy Moth (New Name, Same Destructive Insect)

"Spongy moth" has been formally adopted as the new common name for the invasive moth species Lymantria dispar by the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The ESA Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the addition of "spongy moth" to ESA's Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms List, completing a process started in July 2021 when the … Continue reading Meet the Spongy Moth (New Name, Same Destructive Insect)

Urban Tree Canopy Data Now Available for Download

Is your community located in Snohomish, Pierce, or King County? If so, please reach out to Jess Lloyd (Jessica.Lloyd@dnr.wa.gov) for an exciting opportunity to learn about New Tools for Urban Trees available to understand and grow your city’s urban tree canopy cover. Funding from the USDA Forest Service Urban Forestry Program, administered through the Washington … Continue reading Urban Tree Canopy Data Now Available for Download

Partners in Community Forestry Conference Coming to Seattle in 2022

Last week, the Arbor Day Foundation officially announced that the 2022 Partners in Community Forestry Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington on November 16 – 17. We are thrilled for the conference to be held in our home state of Washington this year. Please mark your calendars—you won’t want to miss the event! Registration … Continue reading Partners in Community Forestry Conference Coming to Seattle in 2022

USDA Forest Service Funding available to develop urban forestry messaging

The USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program is providing grant funding to develop a national messaging campaign for urban forests. The goal is to create a locally-customizable campaign to raise awareness of the critical need to plan, grow, and manage urban forests to benefit all. Learn more and apply by April 8, 2022. Source: … Continue reading USDA Forest Service Funding available to develop urban forestry messaging

Call for Content: Salish Magazine, Invasive species

Salish Magazine is seeking articles, poetry, and imagery for its Summer 2022 issue, which will be focused on invasive species. A number of our passionate Tree Link readers may be interested in submitting their own local invasive species stories. Some ideas that quickly come to mind include: promoting volunteer events aimed at control activities, success … Continue reading Call for Content: Salish Magazine, Invasive species

Society of Municipal Arborists Urban Tree of the Year

Carpinus caroliniana, also known as Musclewood, or American hornbeam, is a low-growing deciduous tree with leaves that turn bright reddish-orange in the autumn has been crowned the 2022 Society of Municipal Arborists Urban Tree of the Year. Each fall, members of the Society of Municipal Arborists select the next year’s Urban Tree of the Year. … Continue reading Society of Municipal Arborists Urban Tree of the Year

Commissioner Hilary Franz Introduces “Keep Washington Evergreen” Plan for Forest Conservation and Reforestation

This news release is republished as it originally appeared on November 30, 2021. Initiative would create framework and secure funding for conservation of one million acres of working and natural forests, as well as reforestation of one million acres across Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and Rep. Kirsten Harris-Talley (D-Seattle) joined forestry advocates, … Continue reading Commissioner Hilary Franz Introduces “Keep Washington Evergreen” Plan for Forest Conservation and Reforestation