Book Review: The Heartbeat of Trees

Why Protecting Mature Trees Matters

Part 1: Protecting Mature Trees on Private Forestlands in Whatcom County: Why It’s So Crucial “Instead of being primarily concerned with the effects of habitat on the plants, the influences are the effects of the plants on the habitat.” -Joseph Kittredge, 1948 Across the United States, smaller forests, in the hands of private citizens, have … Read more

Every Tree Counts!: The Hidden Value of Woodlots in Whatcom County

Isolated woodlots in Whatcom County are less noticed than our larger forests and parks. How are these lands unique and what can be done to preserve them? Although 60% of Whatcom County is forested, the majority of forests are found in the eastern foothills and mountains at high elevations. But in the populated lowlands of … Read more