Stories tagged: Urban forestry
Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6 a.m.
Officials ponder protections for ponderosa pines, Spokane’s official tree
Rapid development throughout Spokane County is galvanizing advocates of ponderosa pines. They want to find ways to preserve and replant urban forests as the region grows.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
River Park Square replacing trees along Main Avenue in downtown Spokane
River Park Square is in the process replacing the rows of trees along the Maine Avenue sidewalk in front of the popular downtown shopping destination.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: Great Plains wildfires are important reminder for Eastern Washington
Wildfire isn’t just a rural hazard. The city of Spokane has an active urban forestry program, and in a hot dry summer it’s all potential fuel. Add an ignition source …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
One of Idaho’s “Big Trees” fell in windstorm
The city of Coeur d’Alene lost part of its horticultural heritage when a historic tree fell on a historic house. A hybrid mountain ash listed in Idaho’s Big Tree registry …
Thu., June 27, 2013
Shorter varieties to replace trees cut along Crestline
Neighbors near South Crestline Street and the Woodfield Place neighborhood were surprised Monday morning when 25 maple trees were being cut down along Crestline Street, between 49th and 53rd avenues. …
Thu., May 16, 2013
Tree inventory helps arborists plan for Spokane’s future
It’s almost like money growing on trees. A new city report has counted, measured and placed a monetary value on nearly every tree on city property.
Thu., Jan. 10, 2013
City tree expert enjoys informal nature of weekly coffee hours
For the past couple of years, Spokane urban forester Angel Spell has been holding an informal coffee hour at Atticus on Howard Street every Monday afternoon. There is no agenda, …
Wed., Feb. 29, 2012
Spokane’s tree canopy stable
A recent Forest Service study indicates that trees are losing ground in many U.S cities, but Spokane appears to be an exception. Researchers used aerial photographs to analyze tree canopies …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2011
Project aims to reduce fire risk on South Hill bluff
Two dozen volunteers thinned ponderosa pine trees and trimmed branches on the South Hill bluff on Sunday in a demonstration project for reducing fire risk. “The idea is to manage …
Sun., Sept. 25, 2011
Utility rate hikes on agenda
Of all the proposals to raise utility rates this year in Spokane, it’s the smallest one that may have the smallest chance of approval. The Spokane City Council on Monday …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2011, 9:26 a.m.
Last day to cast online vote for Lands Council
This is the last day to cast your online vote in the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” contest, in which The Lands Council of Spokane is a …
Mon., May 3, 2010
Spokane’s urban forester: Trees are everyone’s responsibility
Angel Spell started work April 5 as the city of Spokane’s urban forester. Spell previously served in urban forester positions in Post Falls and Hayden. She earns $62,389 a year …
Thu., April 9, 2009
Duty divided for upkeep of Spokane’s urban trees
A few weeks ago, shortly after 6 a.m., a neighbor stopped by to let Erin Shiley know there was a 50-foot tree lying across the back seat of Shiley’s car. …