Urban 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

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How to Increase Urban Trees in Bellingham: Lessons Learned From Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees is a nearby, outstanding example of how planting more urban trees can positively impact our communities. Expanding urban trees is an important complement to reforestation projects if we are to successfully face the climate crisis and build community resilience. As summer heats up, I am relieved by the shade of alders and … Read more