Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday

Happy Arbor Day! Here at DNR we celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” all month long with communities across the state. Often celebrations include Earth Day, which supports activities friendly to the environment. The celebrations definitely complement each other. Trees provide a lot of positive environmental benefits as well as social and economic benefits. And Earth … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday

Natural Features that Define our State

How would you go about inventorying the species and ecosystems in Washington state? Or determining conservation priorities? The DNR Natural Heritage Program, working with citizen advisors from the Washington State Natural Heritage Advisory Council, have been documenting the location of rare species and high quality ecosystems since 1977. Educators, local governments, state and federal agencies, and many … Continue reading Natural Features that Define our State

Coordinator’s Corner — March

It’s time to march into the busy season for urban forestry. Spring through fall, is the time for tree maintenance; pruning, planting, irrigation set-up, etc. Do you have your “marching orders” -- an annual work plan for your community forest? Are you following and tracking your maintenance and management activities? Planning is the foundation of … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — March

Coordinator’s Corner — February

The phrase "I love trees" can apply to many of the wonderful benefits we attribute to trees in our community forest landscape. February is celebrated as the month of hearts, not only in the romantic sense for Valentine’s Day, but as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. Did you know that sitting can … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — February

Connect with Other Tree Advocates in Washington

If you’re a dedicated Tree Link reader, then this opportunity is for you. American Grove is a website designed to help urban forestry advocates share information. The Grove is open to anyone across the country, but we have our own subspace—the Washington Grove—to maintain a focus on Washington-specific topics in urban forestry. Among many features … Continue reading Connect with Other Tree Advocates in Washington