Are You Urban Forest Pest Ready?

The Washington DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program kicked off its seminar series earlier this month. The 2020 Seminar, “Urban Forest Pest Readiness” walks participants through the utilization of the Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook by engaging attendees in an interactive exercise working through the Playbook’s self-assessment of pest readiness, which asks the question: are … Continue reading Are You Urban Forest Pest Ready?

Timely Tree Tips— Stay Connected

During this peculiar time, many forestry professionals and tree boards are working from home, while others have experienced reduction in field hours and changes in operations. We’re all having to adapt to a new normal, both at home and at work. As natural resource and forestry professionals, most of us are well known for our … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips— Stay Connected

Pest Alert: Top Kill in Western Larch

By Melissa Fischer, Forest Entomologist for Eastern Washington, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, melissa.fischer@dnr.wa.gov. Originally published in Small Forest Landowner News. Between June 2018 and November 2019, forest health specialists in North Idaho received 12 reports of top kill and mortality in western larch that appears to have been caused by a species of … Continue reading Pest Alert: Top Kill in Western Larch

2020 Seminars, Now with Social Distancing!

2020 Seminar topic: “Urban Forest Pest Readiness” Under the circumstances, we can’t rely on the traditional face-to-face format for our scheduled seminars, so we are planning to hold all eight of the meetings virtually using on-line meeting software. And even though these are virtual and not place-based, we are still referring to each one as … Continue reading 2020 Seminars, Now with Social Distancing!

New Seminar for 2020: Urban Forest Pest Readiness

“Urban Forest Pest Readiness” A single detected invasive pest can, and often does, indicate the presence of a much larger population. The worst of these pests can have costly, irreversible and lasting impacts to the forests they infest. Cities and towns are uniquely vulnerable to pest infestations where local governments and private property owners typically … Continue reading New Seminar for 2020: Urban Forest Pest Readiness

WSU Online Certificate Course: Urban & Community Tree Stewardship

Urban and community trees provide many benefits to the environment, to human health and well-being, and add economic value to our neighborhoods. The WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship online course provides education to landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and people interested in proper tree care within their communities. This training is unique because … Continue reading WSU Online Certificate Course: Urban & Community Tree Stewardship

Tree Campus K-12

Tree Campus K-12 was developed by the Arbor Day Foundation to inspire collaboration between schools, students, and communities to facilitate experiences with trees as a learning tool. The program encourages schools and educators to create purposeful opportunities for students to interact with trees by offering resources, as well as a framework for becoming recognized and … Continue reading Tree Campus K-12