Today, close to 150 urban forest practitioners — including arborists, land managers, designers, municipal planners, program managers, volunteers and advocates — from around Washington will come together for this year’s Urban Forest Symposium, hosted at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
This year’s theme is “Collective Action: Partnerships for a Healthy Urban Forest.” Truly successful tree-planting efforts require cross-sector coordination that can only come through meaningful partnerships. In order for large-scale change, diverse groups of partners providing different insight and knowledge need to be involved for projects to be both equitable and effective.
Presentations at today’s symposium will touch on how they navigate partnerships to implement tree projects in the region. Speakers include: David Cohen from the Intertwine Alliance; Eric Higbee from the Pomegranate Center; a panel featuring City Habitats partners; Nalini Nadkarni from University of Utah; and others. Sponsors include the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment, King County Parks, The Nature Conservancy, West Seattle Garden Tour and others.
Each of us can support the health of the trees in our region – whether it is caring for the tree in your yard, talking about the value of trees with your neighbors and others, or volunteering with a local organization to plant trees in restoration sites and local green spaces.
People across Puget Sound shared how they connect with trees through our onllne contest. From photos to paintings to poems, read on to explore the diverse ways that trees inspire us
Knowing how much and where different types of land cover exist we can accurately predict how much and where stormwater will flow and how much pollution will enter each stream and on to Puget Sound.
Trees need maintenance throughout their lives, but it is particularly important right after planting while the tree is establishing.
“Most people don’t know about how trees benefit so many things and how its all connected through a huge and complicated system.”
Scientists have developed a new framework to guide city planners around the world in measuring the mental health benefits of nature and incorporating them into plans and policies for residents.
Thornton Creek, a once-polluted and neglected Seattle stream, is again home to spawning salmon, thanks to extensive and holistic restoration. It continues to be a living laboratory for how we can restore Puget Sound to health.
The importance and benefits of nature is not lost on the Friends of Hawthorne PTA — the re-envisioning of the school grounds revolved around nature and natural play areas
Today, we are releasing a Request for Proposals to support the capacity of local organizations to implement tree planting throughout Puget Sound urban areas. Up to $250,000 in funding will be distributed.
What is the image that pops up for you when you think “tree”? The Puget Sound Cities team is collaborating with non-profits, government agencies, businesses and more to support a healthy urban forest.