Commissioner Franz Proposes Historic $55M Wildfire, Forest Health Budget

This article was adapted from how it originally appeared on October 10, 2018, in DNR's blog, Ear to the Ground with DNR & Commissioner Franz Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has unveiled the largest budget request of its kind in state history: a $55 million Department of Natural Resources proposal for fighting wildfires and … Continue reading Commissioner Franz Proposes Historic $55M Wildfire, Forest Health Budget

Announcing the 2019 Small Community Forestry Assistance Grants!

The DNR Urban & Community Forestry Program is pleased to announce our 2019 grant program for cities and towns with populations of 10,000 or less according to 2010 Census numbers. A 30% match is required ($3000 for a $9000 grant, as an example). We are following the same format as last year by asking applicants to … Continue reading Announcing the 2019 Small Community Forestry Assistance Grants!

Update on American Grove; Feedback Requested!

Many of you Tree Link readers remember 'the good 'ol days' of the WATREETALK listserv account that was shut down late last year. The listserv was a useful tool for Washngton's urban forestry stakeholders to post questions, solicit ideas, make announcements, and share information. In our search for a listserv alternative, we encouraged our subscribers … Continue reading Update on American Grove; Feedback Requested!

Proposal to Remove the Domestic Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer

November 19, 2018 Availability of the Proposal to Remove the Domestic Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/bulletins/20deded USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 09/18/2018 09:05 AM EDT APHIS is proposing to remove the domestic quarantine regulations for the emerald ash borer (EAB). Eliminating this regulation is in keeping with USDA’s … Continue reading Proposal to Remove the Domestic Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer