Faces of Urban Forestry: Charlie Vogelheim

Name: Charlie Vogelheim Title: Green Cities Project Manager, Forterra Favorite Tree: I find ginkgo trees to be fascinating: the fact that they are living fossils, disease resistant, beautiful fall foliage, and have bizarre leaves. What is involved in your work of managing Green City Partnerships? The Green Cities Partnerships are a coordinated effort within regional … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Charlie Vogelheim

Faces of Urban Forestry: Laura Renninger

Name: Laura Renninger, RN Title: President and founder of Oak Harbor Garry Oak Society, a non-profit organization in Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington. Favorite Tree: Garry oak, Quercus garryana, the namesake of our town since 1851, and a real stand-out tree due its unique branch pattern. What was your path to your current role as … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Laura Renninger

Faces of Urban Forestry: Showcasing Our Diversity and Enthusiasm

Name: You could be profiled next! Title: Examples include Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Board/Committee Member, Elected Official, Maintenance Worker, Associate Planner, Program Coordinator, Manager, Director, Administrator, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, Student, Forester, Arborist, Ecologist, Landscape Architect, etc., etc. Employer or Affiliated Organization: Any public, academic, or non-profit organization in Washington doing work related to improving communities through … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Showcasing Our Diversity and Enthusiasm

Faces of Urban Forestry: Katie Kosanke

Name: Katie Kosanke Title: Urban Forester Employer: City of Spokane, Parks & Recreation Department Credentials: ISA Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist; Tree Risk Assessment Qualified Favorite Tree: Western larch is one of my top favorites because of its bright green foliage, distinct structure and spectacular fall color What was your path to your current role … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Katie Kosanke

Faces of Urban Forestry: Philip Bennett

Name: Philip Bennett Professional Role: Urban Forester for the City of Snoqualmie & City Arborist for the City of Clyde Hill Other Affiliations: President, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (PNW-ISA) Favorite Tree: European columnar hornbeam, Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ (Tough to name just one) What was your career path into Urban Forestry: … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Philip Bennett

Faces of Urban Forestry: Weston Brinkley

Weston Brinkley is an educator, author, and researcher on urban systems, environmental stewardship, and the social dimensions of urban natural resources. His experience over 15 years has taken him throughout the northwest includes positions with federal, state, county, and city governments, non-profits, and for-profit consultants. Weston is currently principal at Street Sounds Ecology, LLC, and … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Weston Brinkley