Ninety-five cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also getting honors are the 11 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and nine Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities in the state. Tree Campus USA Awards: DNR is pleased to announce that 10 institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded … Continue reading Congrats to our 2018 Tree City, Line, & Campus USA Partners!
Trees are important assets in our communities with well-established economic, environmental, and social benefits; however, trees are vulnerable to negative impacts from construction activities. A new seminar from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Urban Forestry Program, “Protecting Trees During Construction,” will provide a review of urban development processes and explore common strategies used … Continue reading 2019 Seminar: Protecting Trees During Construction
Most kids are in-tree-gued by the idea of climbing up into the limbs of trees. Climbing is not only a challenge, but the final destination is a whole new world; a different view, looking down from a green hiding place, peering through leaves and branches at the near-by or beyond. Birds, insects, fantastical lighting, a … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — March
Name: You could be profiled next! Title: Examples include Volunteer, Volunteer Coordinator, Board/Committee Member, Elected Official, Maintenance Worker, Associate Planner, Program Coordinator, Manager, Director, Administrator, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, Student, Forester, Arborist, Ecologist, Landscape Architect, etc., etc. Employer or Affiliated Organization: Any public, academic, or non-profit organization in Washington doing work related to improving communities through … Continue reading Faces of Urban Forestry: Showcasing Our Diversity and Enthusiasm
Article by Marianne Elliot and Michael Yadrick The Arbutus ARME is a new organization of botanical and community-powered people focused on expanding research, conservation, restoration and educational efforts related to Pacific madrone trees. The ARME in Arbutus ARME is a shorthand abbreviation of the Pacific madrone’s Latin name: Arbutus menziesii. Pacific madrone, also known as … Continue reading Join the Arbutus ARME!
“Protecting Trees during Construction” The economic, environmental, and social benefits of trees are well-established; however, trees are vulnerable to negative impacts from construction activities. A new seminar from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ Urban Forestry Program, “Protecting Trees during Construction,” will provide a review of urban development processes and explore common strategies used … Continue reading 2019 Seminar: Protecting Trees during Construction
Last month Washington state got walloped with snow and sustained extensive tree damage as a result. Branches, stems, and entire trees were pulled down to the ground under the weight of accumulated snow and ice. Many of our trees were not adapted to that degree of stress, especially west of the Cascades where snow is … Continue reading Timely Tree Tips — Pruning to Prevent & Recover from Storm Damage