New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Community’s Trees

With a new year starting, many of us will take a hard look at our habits and behaviors and set new goals. How about investing energy in New Year’s resolutions that make a difference to trees in your community? Completing these resolutions might bring you and your community benefits too. Suggested tree resolutions for 2018 … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Community’s Trees

Timely Tree Tips — Pros and Cons of Small Trees

PROS: Small trees have skyrocketed in popularity, most importantly thanks to utility companies. Trees no taller than 25-35 feet will not grow up into overhead power lines, which reduces tree-related outages and the need for heavy pruning to achieve clearance. Smaller trees require less space above and below ground than larger trees do, which generally … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — Pros and Cons of Small Trees

National Research on Employment and Jobs in Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry 2020 is a study funded by the US Forest Service through the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council to assess perceptions of the urban forestry profession and make recommendations for future development. Urban forestry is maturing as both a profession and an academic discipline, yet the public and those in allied professions … Continue reading National Research on Employment and Jobs in Urban Forestry

Achieving Healthy Eastern Washington Forests within 20 Years

Throughout the western United States, including Washington state, the health of our forests has been in decline for several decades. This means that our forests are less able to provide ecological functions, less sustainable, less resilient, less able to meet land manager objectives and less resistant to invasive species, insects, diseases and fire. How We … Continue reading Achieving Healthy Eastern Washington Forests within 20 Years

Timely Tree Tips — Understanding Pioneer Species

Trees like alders, poplars, birches and willows are dubbed “pioneer species” in forestry. They earn that nickname for often being the first trees to colonize sites disturbed or damaged by landslides, fires, floods or clear cuts. Pioneer species grow rapidly and establish new canopies faster than competing vegetation. They can mature at a young age … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — Understanding Pioneer Species