Tree Inventory Data Needed for State Pest Readiness Work

Avid Tree Link readers may recall our announcement of the "Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook", back in November, 2019, in partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, The playbook is a tool to prepare communities for potential outbreaks of invasive pests through self-assessments of readiness, as well as suggested follow-up actions to improve readiness. It … Continue reading Tree Inventory Data Needed for State Pest Readiness Work

Tree Inventory Data Needed for State Pest Readiness Work

Avid Tree Link readers may recall our announcement of the "Urban Forest Pest Readiness Playbook", back in November, 2019, in partnership with the Washington Invasive Species Council, The playbook is a tool to prepare communities for potential outbreaks of invasive pests through self-assessments of readiness, as well as suggested follow-up actions to improve readiness. It … Continue reading Tree Inventory Data Needed for State Pest Readiness Work

From the Field: Consultant Study Praises Longview Urban Forest

This article was reprinted with permission as it orginally appeared in The Daily News (TDN) on August 9, 2018. The article was written by TDN reporter Rose Lundy. Click here for the original version. Consultant study praises Longview urban forest Longview’s urban forest received rave reviews from a consultant. Plan-It Geo LLC, a Colorado-based consultant, spent … Continue reading From the Field: Consultant Study Praises Longview Urban Forest

UCF Survey: Enter Now to WIN!

This fall, one lucky Washington Community will become home to a Washington State Moon Tree! Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will draw from respondents to the Urban and Community Forestry survey, discussed below, on Monday, October 2, to kick off Urban and Community Forestry Month. During the Apollo moon missions between 1969 and 1972, … Continue reading UCF Survey: Enter Now to WIN!

From the Field: Update on Seattle’s Tree Canopy

Seattle has a long-standing commitment to its urban trees. Because of the many environmental, social and economic benefits these trees provide, they are essential to enhancing the community’s quality of life, especially as Seattle grows. The collective impact is significant: Seattle’s urban forest removes 725 metric tons of pollution from the environment and sequesters carbon at … Continue reading From the Field: Update on Seattle’s Tree Canopy

Coordinator’s Corner — September

What a summer. With drought conditions contributing to record-sized wildfires, many in DNR’s Wildfire Division have been assisting with suppression efforts since June. We’ll all be happy for a respite, even if it means the end of sunny weather. With so many people feeling the impact of wildfires this summer, you may be wondering how … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — September

Register Today: Asset Management for Community Trees Seminar

The first two installments of the DNR Urban Forestry Program's new seminar, "Asset Management for Community Trees," held in Ellensburg and Chelan, were advertised directly by email to potential participants in those regions of the state. However, this approach was less effective than expected, prompting us to rethink our direct-email approach. So, we're taking this opportunity … Continue reading Register Today: Asset Management for Community Trees Seminar