Coordinator’s Corner — Environmental Justice and Trees

October is Urban and Community Forestry Month. When you read Governor Inslees’s proclamation, it is easy to see why trees are worth celebrating. Why? Here is a short list of the benefits trees provide. Trees can: Beautify the places where we live, work and play Reduce energy costs (think shade) Increase home values Keep our air … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — Environmental Justice and Trees

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