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

Coordinator’s Corner — April: Tips for Selecting the Right Tree This Arbor Day

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Welcome to “Arbor Month!” Gov. Jay Inslee officially proclaimed April 10, 2019 as Washington’s Arbor Day, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating the “Tree Planter’s Holiday” at any time. Communities can proclaim the holiday at any time of the year, and National Arbor Day is on … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April: Tips for Selecting the Right Tree This Arbor Day

Timely Tree Tips — Pruning to Prevent & Recover from Storm Damage

Last month Washington state got walloped with snow and sustained extensive tree damage as a result. Branches, stems, and entire trees were pulled down to the ground under the weight of accumulated snow and ice. Many of our trees were not adapted to that degree of stress, especially west of the Cascades where snow is … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — Pruning to Prevent & Recover from Storm Damage