Happy Arbor Day, Washington!

This year, Washington State’s Arbor Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13 (scroll down to read the Governor's proclamation!). Later on in the month, the National Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 29 – marking 150 years of Arbor Day inspiration nationwide! There are many ways to celebrate this historic moment, … Continue reading Happy Arbor Day, Washington!

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

Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/28 – 3/4

This year, National Invasive Species Awareness Week is February 28 through March 4.  A multiagency news release will be sent out the week of February 22 highlighting the week and events to a statewide audience. The invasive emerald ash borer (right) and Asian long-horned beetle (left) are two pests that pose a great risk to … Continue reading Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/28 – 3/4

October is Urban & Community Forestry Month!

By Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forestry Projects & Outreach Specialist, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the ninth consecutive year, encouraging all Washingtonians to reflect on the value of our community trees and appreciate their beauty and benefits. Read the … Continue reading October is Urban & Community Forestry Month!

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

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

Recap: Urban Forestry Today Meeting

Our month started out with Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting on Monday, February 1st. We’d like to thank the nearly 90 participants who joined the DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program and our special guests, the Washington Community Forestry Council, the City of Snoqualmie and the Keystone Concept. Your attendance made us feel more … Continue reading Recap: Urban Forestry Today Meeting

Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting

Join the Washington DNR's Urban and Community Program and our special guests: Washington Community Forestry Council, the City of Snoqualmie and the Keystone Concept for a statewide urban forestry meeting to be held on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Time).   This meeting is open to all, but our … Continue reading Urban Forestry Today: 2021 Statewide Meeting

October is Urban & Community Forestry Month

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the eighth consecutive year, encouraging all Washingtonians to reflect on the value of community trees and appreciate their beauty and benefits. Read the proclamation here. During this time of year our urban forests, planted with native and non-native trees, … Continue reading October is Urban & Community Forestry Month

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?