Coordinator’s Corner — July

Washington state’s Urban and Community Forestry Program provides technical, educational, and financial assistance to local governments, citizen groups and volunteers to help them plant and sustain healthy trees and vegetation in communities throughout our state. We are able to provide these services thanks to funding from the USDA Forest Service. In recent weeks, we’ve learned … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — July

Coordinator’s Corner — June

At this year’s Oregon Community Trees conference titled, “Diversifying our Urban Forests: People, Partnerships, and Trees," keynote speaker Dr. William Sullivan from the University of Illinois told us about new policies at the American Public Health Association (APHA) that seek to improve health and wellness through access to nature. I wanted to shout “Trees Are … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — June

Coordinator’s Corner — March

It sure looks like spring on the west side of Washington state. Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) alerts us with its distinctive scent, which leads us to discover the unusual flowers such as snowdrops, camellias, hellebores and hazels that brighten the landscape. With longer days, folks are inspired to tackle both inside and outside spring cleaning … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — March

Coordinator’s Corner — January

Happy New Year! Beginning January 11, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources will be lead by a new Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz. Welcome Commissioner-elect Franz! For the uninitiated, the Commissioner of Public Lands has a big job: generate revenue for public schools from timber harvests, leases, and other activities on public land; … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — January