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?
During this peculiar time, many forestry professionals and tree boards are working from home, while others have experienced reduction in field hours and changes in operations. We’re all having to adapt to a new normal, both at home and at work. As natural resource and forestry professionals, most of us are well known for our … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips— Stay Connected
Late last month, just in time for Earth Day and the National Arbor Day, Trees for Seattle released an exciting new tool, Seattle Tree Walks—an interactive mobile app. As we continue to work together to protect our friends and neighbors, residents are looking for safe, socially-distancing ways to connect to their neighborhoods, relieve stress, and … Continue reading Trees for Seattle Launches new Tree Walk App
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!
Urban and community trees provide many benefits to the environment, to human health and well-being, and add economic value to our neighborhoods. The WSU Urban & Community Tree Stewardship online course provides education to landscape professionals, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, and people interested in proper tree care within their communities. This training is unique because … Continue reading WSU Online Certificate Course: Urban & Community Tree Stewardship
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