May 27, 2015

The 7th Annual Urban Forest Symposium was held recently in Seattle, hosted by PlantAmnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.

Their advance promotion material intrigued me to attend, “From clean water and air to healthier minds and bodies, we know that...

April 18, 2015

Don’t be surprised to see Tom Quigley when you’re out and about in the community. He could be on a trail, at a farm, in a meeting, or maybe under a Japanese Maple looking for the perfect pruning plan! Tom wears ‘many hats’ as some folks like to say, and he’s played an...

February 14, 2015

We participated in a class recently on Defensible Tree Appraisals. As an arborist, we are faced with constant requests for an appraised value of trees. We learned the best approaches to real life scenarios, along with tips, tricks, techniques and different cost approac...

December 9, 2014

What started out as an eyesore on a neighborhood street corner in Kenmore, WA, is becoming a vision of restoration due to the hard work and dedication of a local youth.


Ethan Karlinsey, a Life Scou​t working on his Eagle Scout* project, cleared a large area of invasive...

November 27, 2014

There are some misconceptions about fall planting. Most folks understand that, yes, fall is the time to plant trees and shrubs. But, I get calls everyday asking if it’s too late this time of year. My answer is hardly! Fall in the Puget Sound is different than fall anyw...

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