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)

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

Coordinator’s Corner–January

Winter means rain in western Washington. Rain that sheets over impervious surfaces, collecting debris and toxins that can, in turn, be carried to urban stream systems degrading water quality and imperiling aquatic habitats. Stormwater runoff is the number one source of pollution in Washington’s waters. During this legislative session, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner–January