Forest Benefits

Forest Walking: Discovering the Trees and Woodlands of North America, by Peter Wohlleben with Jane Billinghurst

Book Review “When I talk of the forest, I’m talking about a community.” – Peter Wohlleben Think about taking a walk through your neighborhood. There’s always more to it than meets the eye, and if you’re walking with a newcomer, you may find yourself pointing out obscure details, like the garden gnomes peeking out from … Read more

Plant Trees, Grow Customers: Creative Partnerships for Maximum Impact

Want to help the environment while growing your business? We have some creative ideas for you! In our recent blog post on business partnerships, “Businesses Planting Trees”, we outlined a number of ways that businesses can be good neighbors and environmental stewards while building brand awareness.  Every business is unique, and we can help you … Read more

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

Businesses Planting Trees

Businesses Planting Trees: How to Show You Care About More Than Profit

What if you could help your community and the planet while growing customer and employee loyalty? Businesses planting trees reap many rewards: Protect and beautify your community by planting trees locally to mitigate the climate crisis. Show your customers you care about more than just profits. Empower your employees by creating a culture of caring … Read more

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing: A Different Way of Being in the Whatcom Woods

“Forest Bathing” May Not Mean What You Think, But Has Wonderful Benefits I confess, I was skeptical. The term “forest bathing” conjured up images of being cold, wet, and possibly naked in the woods. Actually, the term is a direct, if confusing, translation of the Japanese term “Shinrin Yoku,” the practice of spending time in … Read more