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
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
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
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!