King County Seeks Input on 30-Year Forest Plan

In rural and urban communities throughout King County, forests store carbon and provide climate benefits, improve water and air quality, enhance habitat for salmon and other wildlife, reduce polluted stormwater runoff in our communities and waterways, offer recreational opportunities, and provide cool shade for streams and sidewalks. As part of our Strategic Climate Action Plan, … Continue reading King County Seeks Input on 30-Year Forest Plan

Urban Forestry Restoration Project: How does your forest grow?

One of the ways that the Urban Forestry Restoration Project (UFRP) differs from traditional grant programs is that it doesn’t ask for a cash match; instead, a commitment match is required. That commitment is demonstrated through the development of a three-year maintenance and monitoring plan for each project site. Maintenance and monitoring plans help communities … Continue reading Urban Forestry Restoration Project: How does your forest grow?

Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force presented recommendations to the Governor's office on November 17, but what does this have to do with urban and community forestry? The Task Force appears to be leaning toward recommending a cap-and-trade law here in Washington. Here is the quick summary on how cap and trade works: The carbon emissions of … Continue reading Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force will be presenting its final recommendations on November 17, but what does this have to do with urban and community forestry? The Task Force appears to be leaning toward recommending a cap-and-trade law here in Washington. Here is the quick summary on how cap and trade works: The carbon emissions … Continue reading Carbon Policy and Urban Forestry in Washington

Coordinator’s Corner – Sustainability Grows in Farmington

There is a quote, “Good things come in small packages.” Last month, a visit to the small town of Farmington, Washington, with Spokane Conservation District (SCD) Forester Garth Davis, confirmed the statement. Little Farmington has a big tree advocate with even bigger plans for their community forest. Noreen Ewing, a town council member, has been … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner – Sustainability Grows in Farmington

Coordinator’s Corner — Volunteer for Tree Survival

Volunteer energy is high during planting season. Hopes are planted along with the trees; an expectation that trees will grow and thrive. Now that the tree planting honeymoon is over, it is time to get down to the real work of establishing new trees so they will survive. A recently published report shows trees planted … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — Volunteer for Tree Survival

Timely Tree Tips — Tree Protection Part 3: Tree Protection Fencing

The May edition of Tree Link featured the article, "Introduction to Tree Protection During Site Development," and the June edition discussed Critical Root Zones. Part three of this tree protection series focuses on the most effective tool for protecting trees in the field, tree protection fencing. Tree protection fencing is any type of continuous physical barrier that … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — Tree Protection Part 3: Tree Protection Fencing