The phrase "I love trees" can apply to many of the wonderful benefits we attribute to trees in our community forest landscape. February is celebrated as the month of hearts, not only in the romantic sense for Valentine’s Day, but as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. Did you know that sitting can … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — February
Happy New Year! Many folks use the beginning of a new year to set themes, goals or resolutions for the near future. (If you’d like to review a set of urban forestry-related goals, you can find some suggestions in this Tree Link article.) In 2018, DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program theme will center on … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — January
If you’re a dedicated Tree Link reader, then this opportunity is for you. American Grove is a website designed to help urban forestry advocates share information. The Grove is open to anyone across the country, but we have our own subspace—the Washington Grove—to maintain a focus on Washington-specific topics in urban forestry. Among many features … Continue reading Connect with Other Tree Advocates in Washington
This season, have you been making a list and checking it twice? Those familiar words of the old Christmas song refer to Santa, and he is right-on to organize his thoughts and put together a task list for his busy season. December is a great time to plan and organize for urban forestry’s busy season, … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — December
If you never heard of the WATREETALK Listserv, its probably because we never formally advertised it. The listserv was a tool to help Washington's urban forestry advocates stay connected. The details of how it worked aren't important because the service is shutting down on December 15. The good news is that we are migrating to … Continue reading Connecting Washington’s Urban Forestry Community
Every holiday season there are debates about which is the better choice – a real or artificial Christmas tree. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary S. Franz has the definitive answer. “Hands down – you have to go with a real tree,” says Hilary. “Supporting small business tree farms across the state directly contributes to your local economy. … Continue reading Commissioner Franz Answers the Ultimate Holiday Question: Real vs. Fake?
To me, the month of November always brings thankfulness to mind. Thankfulness for family, friends, community and, of course, trees. There is plenty to be thankful for when it comes to our community and urban forests. By now, Tree Link readers should be well aware of the multitude of benefits and co-benefits attributed to trees. … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — November