The rain is back. I’m thankful for the cooler temperatures and the moisture that makes Washington the Evergreen State. With the rain, however, comes an impressive amount of stormwater sheeting over roadways, into storm drains, and into local waterways. As it runs over the ground, stormwater picks up plenty of pollutants like trash, chemicals, oils, … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner
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
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!
As proclaimed by Governor Inslee, October is Urban and Community Forestry month! It’s a great time to enjoy the beauty of trees, celebrate the benefits of trees in our community, plant trees, and care for trees to prepare for the upcoming “storm season.” Preparation usually starts with a plan. Without a plan, it is more … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — October
As a ‘tree person’ growing up in New England, I was spoiled by the region’s glorious fall season with so many striking shades of yellow, orange, red and purple that turned just about any outdoor space into a living postcard. Then of course, the leaves eventually fade to tans and browns before falling off the … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips – Piles of Leaves
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!
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