Coordinator’s Corner — Budget planning (and a sneak preview of 2020 urban forestry grants)

While summer is a season for quite a lot of field-based urban forestry work, it is also the season when many managers begin to dig into budgeting activities for the upcoming year. Budgeting is made easier when you have a plan in place, ideally, a city-wide tree management plan that directs near-term and future actions. … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — Budget planning (and a sneak preview of 2020 urban forestry grants)

State Asks Residents to Check Trees for Invasive Pests in August

This news release has been reprinted with permission from the Washington Invasive Species Council and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. OLYMPIA– The Washington Invasive Species Council is asking residents to check trees and swimming pools in their yards for harmful bugs as part of the national Tree Check Month in August. August is … Continue reading State Asks Residents to Check Trees for Invasive Pests in August

Announcing the “Rooted in Puget Sound” Campaign

The Nature Conservancy in Washington is excited to share an opportunity to engage in the “Rooted in Puget Sound” campaign, which was officially launched on July 17, 2019. This campaign connects people across the Puget Sound region to the importance of our urban tree canopy and motivates people and communities to participate in tree planting … Continue reading Announcing the “Rooted in Puget Sound” Campaign

Timely Tree Tips — A Focus on Phenology

Here we are in Spring, when trees and other plants across the state are breaking buds, blooming, and unfurling young leaves. Simultaneously, insects are either hatching or rousing from their overwintered state to take advantage of the plants. In the case of pollinators, maybe the plants are breaking dormancy to take advantage of them? Either … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — A Focus on Phenology