The sunny, warm, dry days of summer are always welcome, and considered by many to be the best time of the year in the Pacific Northwest. Of course tree tenders are busy watering, pruning, and performing other day-to-day maintenance tasks, assuring healthy, vigorous community trees are part of the joy of summer, but this is … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — July
Ah, summertime. It’s so pleasant to sit or play in the shade of a tree, whether enjoying a latte or ice cream, playing in a canopy-covered landscape, sitting on a bench next to a small creek flowing through the park, watching birds, exploring nature. Even small, green, open space is enough to anchor us in … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — June
As one of our readers you probably know that Tree Link is delivered to your email on a monthly basis. As we consider options to improve the Tree Link, we'd like to know how often you prefer to receive it. Please take just a minute or two to review the options and participate in our … Continue reading Frequency of Tree Link: A Readership Poll…
Article by Cliff Cantor, "Trees PNW" app developer Can’t tell a Douglas-fir from western hemlock? Does your tree book have too many non-intuitive choices that make it hard to identify native Pacific Northwest trees? There’s a new smartphone app called “Trees PNW” that is free in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. … Continue reading PNW Native Trees: There’s an App for That!
It’s hard to believe that we are already preparing for summer. Trees and flowers are in full, glorious bloom and the air is filled with the kind of fragrance that makes me envy the pollinators who get to personally visit the lovely blossoms. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit several communities in north … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — May
Happy Arbor Day! Here at DNR we celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” all month long with communities across the state. Often celebrations include Earth Day, which supports activities friendly to the environment. The celebrations definitely complement each other. Trees provide a lot of positive environmental benefits as well as social and economic benefits. And Earth … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday
How would you go about inventorying the species and ecosystems in Washington state? Or determining conservation priorities? The DNR Natural Heritage Program, working with citizen advisors from the Washington State Natural Heritage Advisory Council, have been documenting the location of rare species and high quality ecosystems since 1977. Educators, local governments, state and federal agencies, and many … Continue reading Natural Features that Define our State