community forestry

Vancouver is planning a high tech greenhouse to go on a parking garage.  See more in the article:

A new book presents in depth information on how trees change with time.  The book’s authors are researchers at the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station.  The book is available from your favorite bookseller.  More information is avilable at the publisher’s website:

A new guide to invasive plants is now available.  Nonnative Plants of the Pacific Coast Region-  a field guide for identification is available from the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station  as a 12 mb download or a hardcopy that can be requested.  This thorough  guide has  color  pictures and  descriptions to aid identification.  Download is available from:   and the hardcopy version can be ordered by   sending an e-mail to Ask for

The Alaska Nursery and Greenhouse Conference  and Gardening Workshop will be in Juneau at the ANB hall, Feb 25-7.  For registration information, contact the Cooperative Extension Service in the Bill Ray Center, at 796-6221.  Here is the flyer and registration information for the events:  GHNC brochure agenda & registration

The Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management will be having a conference in Ketchikan  October 27-28. See the website for more information:

Oregon State University will offer an online Urban Forestry course beginning in the Fall of 2009 through its award-winning Extended Campus (Ecampus) program. The new course is the result of a partnership between the Oregon Department of Forestry and Oregon State University, with financial support from the USDA Forest Service. The new 3 credit course is cross-listed as FOR 350 / HORT 350, and is available for college credit in the College of Forestry and the Department of Horticulture, or as a non-credit course.

     The OSU Urban Forestry course is an introductory level course covering a variety of urban forestry topics and issues. As an online course, it is suitable not only for college students, but also for people new to urban forestry or working in allied professions, even outside of Oregon. This course would be valuable to people wanting to learn more about urban forestry, or to professionals moving into the urban forestry field from other related fields such as forestry, horticulture, or city and regional planning. A sample course syllabus is available on the Ecampus page at Ecampus course tuition is the same price for Oregon residents, Non-residents, and International students. Enrollment opens on June 4, 2009 and Fall Quarter begins on September 28, 2009. Class size will be limited. The course will also be offered during Winter Quarter 2010. For additional details, contact Paul Ries at paul.ries at or 503/945-7391.

A handy new publication from the Forest Service, the tree owners manual:  tree owners manual  a copy of the manual is also filed in publications.

International Society of Arborists (ISA) courses will take place in

Anchorage this March. Here’s more information:  appraisal-biology-3-09

The Garden Club of America has established a national fellowship in urban forestry for qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students, to be awarded in early 2009 for the 2009-2010 academic year.  GCA seeks to advance knowledge and increase the number of scientists in urban forestry.  Learn more at or contact Dr. Susan Day at 540-231-7264.  Deadline: Jan. 31, 2009.