This year, Washington State’s Arbor Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13 (scroll down to read the Governor's proclamation!). Later on in the month, the National Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 29 – marking 150 years of Arbor Day inspiration nationwide! There are many ways to celebrate this historic moment, … Continue reading Happy Arbor Day, Washington!
When we opened applications for the largest Urban and Community Forestry grant funding cycle in agency history late last fall, we knew 2022 would be a banner year for our annual grant program, and the DNR UCF team is beyond excited to congratulate the 21 new projects that have been selected to receive funding this … Continue reading Urban Forestry Grant Awards Selected for 2022 Funding Cycle
As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day on April 29, 2022, we also celebrate all of our city, education, and utility partners that received recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation in 2021. Tree City USA - 91 Washington cities qualified Tree Campus USA – 10 higher education institutions were recognizedTree Line USA … Continue reading Tree Cheers to Our Tree City, Campus & Line USA Partners!
This Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) News Release was originally published on March 31, 2022 and can be viewed here. Overview: Damage caused by extreme temperatures, increased detection of sooty bark disease of maple among key findings of DNR, USFS scientists. The DNR Forest Resilience Division released its annual Forest Health Highlights report following … Continue reading Annual DNR Forest Health Highlights Report
"Spongy moth" has been formally adopted as the new common name for the invasive moth species Lymantria dispar by the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The ESA Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the addition of "spongy moth" to ESA's Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms List, completing a process started in July 2021 when the … Continue reading Meet the Spongy Moth (New Name, Same Destructive Insect)
Happy February everyone! The Olympics are on, love is in the air, and here in Olympia we have buds starting to swell and crocuses starting to pop. Our Eastern Washington friends need to hold out a bit longer for signs of spring, but they, too, are so close. Wenatchee, WA. January 2022 You might notice … Continue reading Coordinators Corner − February 2022
Is your community located in Snohomish, Pierce, or King County? If so, please reach out to Jess Lloyd (Jessica.Lloyd@dnr.wa.gov) for an exciting opportunity to learn about New Tools for Urban Trees available to understand and grow your city’s urban tree canopy cover. Funding from the USDA Forest Service Urban Forestry Program, administered through the Washington … Continue reading Urban Tree Canopy Data Now Available for Download
Last week, the Arbor Day Foundation officially announced that the 2022 Partners in Community Forestry Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington on November 16 – 17. We are thrilled for the conference to be held in our home state of Washington this year. Please mark your calendars—you won’t want to miss the event! Registration … Continue reading Partners in Community Forestry Conference Coming to Seattle in 2022
While 2022 is already off to a big start, it’s important to reflect on the progress Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has made over the past year. In the 2020 Forest Action Plan, which was approved by U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and formally adopted by DNR on Oct. 26, 2020, the agency committed to … Continue reading DNR Forest Action Plan Annual Report
This year, National Invasive Species Awareness Week is February 28 through March 4. A multiagency news release will be sent out the week of February 22 highlighting the week and events to a statewide audience. The invasive emerald ash borer (right) and Asian long-horned beetle (left) are two pests that pose a great risk to … Continue reading Invasive Species Awareness Week: 2/28 – 3/4
The USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program is providing grant funding to develop a national messaging campaign for urban forests. The goal is to create a locally-customizable campaign to raise awareness of the critical need to plan, grow, and manage urban forests to benefit all. Learn more and apply by April 8, 2022. Source: … Continue reading USDA Forest Service Funding available to develop urban forestry messaging