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?

Participate in May’s Scotch Broom Census

The Washington Invasive Species Council, state agencies, and researchers need your help in identifying locations of the invasive Scotch broom throughout the state. Scotch broom is hard to miss in May when it is in bloom, its yellow-flowers are distinctly visible across the landscape and along roadsides. Once established, it becomes the dominant vegetation and … Continue reading Participate in May’s Scotch Broom Census

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

Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/24 -2/28

In conjunction with National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed February 24 to February 28, 2020 as Invasive Species Awareness Week to raise awareness and find preventative solutions for invasive species. A multiagency news release sent the week of February 17 will highlight the week and events to a statewide audience. Your organization can … Continue reading Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/24 -2/28

Celebrate Urban Forestry Month in Olympia on October 18th!

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the sixth consecutive year. And with plenty of moisture and crisp, cool fall weather, autumn will be a great time to plant trees. Check out the proclamation here. Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you … Continue reading Celebrate Urban Forestry Month in Olympia on October 18th!

Final Seminar in Wenatchee: Protecting Trees During Construction

We have just one seminar left in 2019! Click the hyperlink below to register: Wenatchee: Thursday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Confluence Technology Center Trees are important assets in our communities with well-established economic, environmental and social benefits; however, trees are vulnerable to negative impacts from construction activities. A new … Continue reading Final Seminar in Wenatchee: Protecting Trees During Construction