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? Washington State … 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? Washington State Governor Jay … Continue reading October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

From the Field: Students in Kent, WA, Hooked on Habitat Conservation

Since the start of the 2014-15 school year, high school students in Kent, Washington, have already provided over 1,000 hours of community service and, in the process, getting cold, dirty, wet and scratched. And they keep coming back for more because they’re excited to be part of something bigger and more meaningful than a one-time … Continue reading From the Field: Students in Kent, WA, Hooked on Habitat Conservation

From the Field: “Sweater Weather: Fashion for the Urban Forest”

This past fall, the City of Richland's Parks and Recreation Department launched a community-level competition aimed at strengthening the fabric of their community by connecting together area residents with art, local parks, trees, and fun activities. "Sweater Weather: Fashion for the Urban Forest" challenged Richland's fittest knitters, the avante guard and other creative crafters to design and fit sweaters … Continue reading From the Field: “Sweater Weather: Fashion for the Urban Forest”

Restoring our Urban Forests, One at a Time

It starts in Lacey, Washington. This city is enhancing their urban forests by managing stormwater and improving air and water quality. They are doing this by improving the health and functionality of their trees and forested sites in urban settings. Recently, the Lake Lois Habitat Reserve received a facelift. With the help of a Puget … Continue reading Restoring our Urban Forests, One at a Time

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

Autumn, when trees and forests across Washington reveal the natural magic of their fall colors, is certainly a season to celebrate trees. Washington's native deciduous trees, such as Bigleaf Maple, Cottonwood, Aspen, Birch, and the Western Larch, specialize in yellow fall colors, whereas our urban forests, planted with many non-native trees, paint our cities and towns with hues … Continue reading October is Urban and Community Forestry Month

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month!

With plenty of moisture and nice crisp fall weather, October is a great time to plant trees. Many communities celebrate Arbor Day this month (Yes, you can proclaim and celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” at any time of the year.) This year, for the first time, October is being proclaimed as “Urban and Community Forestry … Continue reading October is Urban and Community Forestry Month!