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Modeling maps vegetation to monitor erosion, rising seas

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

stephen-hendersonVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University scientists Stephen Henderson and Nikolay Strigul have developed a computer model that uses photographs to recreate the complex geometry of coastal plants. » More …

‘Big data’ leads to better trees via $3 million grant

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dorrie-Main-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University are harnessing the power of “big data” to help growers create the next generation of healthy, sustainable forests and tree crops. » More …

Starting Sept. 14, 22: Courses teach forest stewardship

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forest-250REPUBLIC, Wash. – Weekly forest stewardship coached planning courses for landowners of five to thousands of acres will begin in September in Republic and Tum Tum, Wash., hosted by Washington State University forest extension. » More …

Sept. 17: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

forestLOPEZ ISLAND, Wash. – Forest and woodland owners will build skills for caring for their trees at the San Juan Islands Forest Owners Field Day, 8:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Midnight’s Farm on Lopez Island. » More …

Aug. 16: Explore urban forest at breakfast talk, tour

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

treeSPOKANE, Wash. – Learn about the benefits that Spokane’s urban forest provides in a breakfast discussion and walking tour 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Scoop, 1001 W. 25th Ave., Spokane. » More …

Aug. 27: Field day helps woodland owners care for trees

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Forest landowners will build skills for caring for their trees at the Puget Sound Forest Owners Field Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Claremont Forest near Snoqualmie in King County. » More …

May 17-18: Workshop helps communities lessen wildfire risk

firewiseAIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. – A free workshop about fire behavior and community organizing to defend against wildfires will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17-18, at the Enduris Training Facility in Airway Heights. The address is 1610 S. Technology Blvd., Spokane, Wash. » More …

‘Treemageddon’ storm shifts to Arbor Day

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A giant spruce tree knocked down by the Nov. 17 windstorm in Spokane. (Photo by Tim Kohlhauff, WSU)

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane will observe a bittersweet National Arbor Day this Friday, April 29. Not only is the ponderosa pine its official tree, but the city has been declared a Tree City USA for 12 years in a row by the National Arbor Foundation. » More …