Timely Tree Tips— Stay Connected

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

Timely Tree Tips— ‘People First, Trees Second’

Today, the world faces a global pandemic. We are forced to live our lives very differently in this moment, and we are all reprioritizing. Just four short weeks ago, many of us came to work each day to tackle important projects or provide valuable services. Urban foresters are especially passionate about their work because they … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips— ‘People First, Trees Second’

Timely Tree Tips–Building Cities for Big Trees

The Pacific Northwest has some of the most productive soils of anywhere on earth, and we have the trees to prove it. Trees and forests are a huge part of the history, character, and identity of this land we now call Washington. Washingtonians are rightly proud to live in a place that values its bountiful … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips–Building Cities for Big Trees

Timely Tree Tips–Late Fall Tree Inspections

Monitoring community trees for hazards, defects, and health problems can be done any time of year—especially for conifers since they keep their leaves across seasons. Leaves are important features to arborists trying to assess tree health, and of course deciduous trees’ leaves are fully flushed in summer, but there are some big perks to doing … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips–Late Fall Tree Inspections

A Tree to Try – Lavelle Hawthorn (a lotta love for Lavelle)

Crataegus x Lavellei At a passing glance, the Lavelle hawthorn might seem ordinary or uninteresting, but give it a more thoughtful look and the many graces of this tree become delightfully apparent. Let’s start with the tree’s crown shape, which is a bit of a mash-up. It is simultaneously V-shaped, oval-to-rounded, and irregular (or ‘free-form’ … Continue reading A Tree to Try – Lavelle Hawthorn (a lotta love for Lavelle)

Timely Tree Tips–Which Side of Root Barriers Are You On?

Root barriers are continuous or interlocking sheets of plastic, metal, rubber, or other resilient-yet-flexible materials that are vertically installed from the just above the surface of the ground downward. The intent of a root barrier is to redirect trees’ lateral root growth away from streets, sidewalks, foundations, and other similar infrastructure. There are several different … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips–Which Side of Root Barriers Are You On?