Urban Tree Canopy and Stormwater Management Handbook, Tours, and Toolkit

By Tara Luckie, Education and Outreach Program Manager at Snohomish Conservation District The Puget Sound region is experiencing an incredible amount of growth and with this surge in development comes more impervious surfaces, more surface water runoff, and significantly fewer trees. Not only does this change our landscape, it also results in the loss of … Continue reading Urban Tree Canopy and Stormwater Management Handbook, Tours, and Toolkit

Urban Tree Canopy Data Now Available for Download

Is your community located in Snohomish, Pierce, or King County? If so, please reach out to Jess Lloyd (Jessica.Lloyd@dnr.wa.gov) for an exciting opportunity to learn about New Tools for Urban Trees available to understand and grow your city’s urban tree canopy cover. Funding from the USDA Forest Service Urban Forestry Program, administered through the Washington … Continue reading Urban Tree Canopy Data Now Available for Download

Recap: Urban Forest Connections 2021 Webinars

The USDA Forest Service’s 2021 Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series has concluded for the year. The webinar series brought experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars provide a great opportunity to expand your urban forestry knowledge and tap into conversations occurring across the United … Continue reading Recap: Urban Forest Connections 2021 Webinars

New Tools for Urban Trees

By Hannah Kett, Cities Program Manager at The Nature Conservancy and Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forestry Projects & Outreach Specialist at Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources Funding from the USDA Forest Service Urban Forestry Program, administered through the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry Program, supported The Nature Conservancy, Davey Resource Group, American Forests and City … Continue reading New Tools for Urban Trees

Forest Literacy Framework helps youth connect with trees

Project Learning Tree, an environmental education program, has released a new tool to share information on forests and forest management with young people. The Forest Literacy Framework translates the complex language of forests, trees, forest practices and sustainable forest management into concepts that emphasize the critical role trees play in our everyday lives. The new tool is designed to increase people’s understanding of … Continue reading Forest Literacy Framework helps youth connect with trees

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

American Forests Announces Seattle’s Tree Equity Score Using New Tool

This past fall, American Forests launched a new tool for determining the Tree Equity Score for urban neighborhoods. Tree Equity Score is a metric that aims to help cities assess how well they are delivering equitable tree canopy cover to all residents. The score combines measures of tree canopy cover need and priority for trees … Continue reading American Forests Announces Seattle’s Tree Equity Score Using New Tool

Become a Certified Urban & Community Tree Steward

For the second year, WSU Extension program is offering an online course geared towards furthering knowledge of urban forestry and community tree stewardship. The online WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship Certification training will empower landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, members of local community tree boards and committees, students and others to become knowledgeable … Continue reading Become a Certified Urban & Community Tree Steward

August is Tree Check Month

August is Tree Check Month!— have you started to participate? Here are a few simple yet effective steps you can take to be involved:  Like Washington Invasive Species Council (WISC) social media pages (click here for Facebook or Twitter), as they provide daily updates on what to lookout for in tree pests.Register for a Pest … Continue reading August is Tree Check Month

Entiat Connects Community to “Trees that Belong Here”

Information about the 2021 DNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant opportunities will be made available on our website in September here. Congratulations to the City of Entitat, which recently completed their WA DNR Small Community Forestry Assistance Grant supported project this summer! The project was completed at the Columbia Breaks Fire Interpretative Center—a site featuring … Continue reading Entiat Connects Community to “Trees that Belong Here”

The Story of Oak Harbor and the Garry oak

The commitment in the Oak Harbor community to maintain and restore its namesake tree, the Garry oak, is far-reaching and inspiring. “Being in a Garry oak Savannah makes one want to spread out a blanket, listen to the birdsong, and spend all day amongst the wildflowers and trees” reflects Brad Gluth, the City’s stormwater engineer … Continue reading The Story of Oak Harbor and the Garry oak