Tree season is here! You know it’s December (or at least sometime after Thanksgiving) when cars drive by with Christmas trees tied on top, corner lots are filled with evergreen trees, and trees grace the front windows of homes, decorated with sparkling lights that shine through the darkness of deep winter days. Do you have, … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — December
Arborists and urban foresters talk a lot about nurturing trees. To do that, tree care practitioners must continually nurture their understanding of trees. At the recent International Society of Arboriculture Annual (ISA) meeting in Columbus, Ohio, I was honored to receive a recognition titled “ISA True Professional of Arboriculture.” It was an exciting and humbling … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — August
PlantAmnesty and UW Botanic Gardens partner to deliver the Urban Forest Symposium each spring. Each year’s symposium focuses on a timely topic and brings together a diverse audience including arborists, land managers, designers, program managers, municipal planners, volunteers, and advocates. This year's topic focuses on the power of partnerships to advance urban forestry. As we face increasingly complex … Continue reading 2018 Symposium, “Collective Action: Partnerships for a Healthy Urban Forest”
Have you ever been interested in "the decline of play outdoors and the rise of sensory issues?" Or, perhaps, how trees and urban forests really" affect stormwater runoff?" Maybe you have wondered about integrating experts, communities, and online resources for equitably "expanding urban tree canopy," or climate change & urban environments:" adaptation through diversity." If … Continue reading Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series
The first annual Community Trees Seminar from DNR's Urban and Community Forestry Program, "Asset Management for Community Trees," was hosted by 9 cities across Washington state in 2015. The seminar was a half-day program discussing the different types of natural resource assessments commonly used by local governments including canopy cover analyses, sample inventories, and tree-by-tree … Continue reading Asset Management for Community Trees
The deadline to register is June 30, 2016. To register for the 2016 Community Tree Management Institute, or for more information including a course outline, please visit https://ctmi-2016.eventbrite.com. Those who cannot make the full payment by the deadline have the option of paying a non-refundable deposit of $50 to reserve their spot at CTMI. If your job involves planning, maintenance, … Continue reading Deadline to Register: 2016 Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI)
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Oregon Department of Forestry are excited to announce the 2016 Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI). To date, approximately 175 individuals have graduated from CTMI, however, this year's offering of the course will look a lot different than previous ones. Staff have completely redesigned the CTMI curriculum to emphasize collaborative peer-to-peer learning … Continue reading 2016 Community Tree Management Institute; you won’t want to miss it!