Coordinator’s Corner — September

It’s hard to believe it’s mid-September already, with October and Urban and Community Forestry Month just around the corner. This summer we’ve been busy writing grant applications and preparing for our own 2019 UCF grant season. I’m happy to announce that DNR’s Urban & Community Forestry Program has applied for and received funding for three … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — September

Coordinator’s Corner — August

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

Introducing the PNW Tree Failure Database

Since 1987, arborists in California have been tracking tree failures using the California Tree Failure Report Program. In 2012, tree failure data from California was merged with the International Tree Failure Database (ITFD). Unfortunately, the ITFD was taken off-line by the U.S. Government in 2015 with no plans to restore it in the foreseeable future. … Continue reading Introducing the PNW Tree Failure Database

PNW Native Trees: There’s an App for That!

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!