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The Poulsbo Tree Board was established in 1997 to advise and educate the Mayor, City Council and citizens on issues pertaining to trees in the city. This includes the promoting of responsible planting of trees on public and private property; promoting public education and proper tree maintenance of trees; advocating trees within the city; providing for aesthetics within the city through the formulation and implementation of tree programs; developing innovative and joint funding for tree projects from a variety of sources; and providing the Mayor and the City Council with a yearly report regarding Tree Board activities.

Upcoming Tree Board Classes

To register for these free classes, please click here for Online Registration.

Tree Walk in Poulsbo’s Urban Forest: It’s Spring!       Poulsbo Tree Board members. Join us in discovering the wide variety of tree species growing in Poulsbo. We will enjoy a pleasant spring evening walk through the city’s neighborhoods and learn about significant tree species growing in our city. Tree identification characteristics, exceptional attributes and special management needs will be discussed. Discover new trees with spring interest to grow in your own garden or landscape! Please meet at the Gateway School Parking lot (8th and  Lincoln). We will proceed to walk the Poulsbo Library grounds to look at their trees. Class is free, but please pre-register by calling 360-779-9898; classes fill quickly.                                                                                                                

Tue         May 8                         7-8:15p   FREE

What’s Hiding In My Garden and Lurking In My Trees?      Dana Coggon, Kitsap Noxious Weed Board. Is there stuff in your yard, but you aren’t sure what it is…much less how to get rid of it?   Is English ivy, holly, Scotch Broom and blackberry taking over parts of your garden?  Are they climbing up your trees and slowly killing them? If so, then this class is for you. Join Dana as she reviews the kinds of noxious weeds that we have in Kitsap, and the recommended ways to get rid of them. During the first class, she will provide educational information and resources that you can use at home. At the second class on Saturday, the class will meet at Centennial Park (corner of 7th and Iverson) for hands-on practice.

Thu       May 10             7-8pm               Poulsbo City Hall                       and                                                                                         Sat       May 12             10a -12n            Centennial Park             $10

Summer Tree Pruning                                                                                                                                                                            City Arborist Kevin McFarland and Poulsbo Tree Board members. Join this remarkable team to learn about what summer pruning can do for your trees.  Late summer is a great time to prune fruit trees as well as certain ornamental trees including dogwoods, magnolias, maples, and flowering plums and cherries. If you have always wanted to learn how to keep your trees from sending up so many suckers and waterspouts, this is the class for you. We will meet outside, rain or shine at Nelson Park. Class is free, but please pre-register by calling 360-779-9898; classes fill quickly.                                                                                                                 

Sat         Jul 14                           10a-12p                         FREE


Combatting plant invasion with the proper use of herbicide     Noxious weeds are found everywhere in Kitsap County and significantly impact the health of Washington’s native plants, trees, and animals.  Prevention, education and technical assistance continue to be the keys to the success of the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program.  To continue the mission of educating county residents, property owners, and managers to be responsible stewards of the land, Washington State University Extension’s Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program is teaming up with Western Washington University Extended Education and City of Poulsbo’s Tree Board to offer a training program geared to control invasive species by proper training and handling of herbicide. This one day course is designed to offer initial training and certification for pesticide applicators, dealers, consultants and structural pest inspectors.  The goal of this course is to educate on proper pesticide/herbicide use and prepare participants for the Pesticide Applicator License exam.  Instruction and materials will be provided by Washington State University Extension.  Upon completion of the course, participants may opt to take the exam to qualify for their Pesticide Applicator License.

To register for this class, please go to:   www.

Saturday, April 14, 2018     10:00am-4:00 pm (lunch is not provided, please bring your own lunch)

Where: Room 220, Olympic College Poulsbo, 1000 Olympic College Way, Poulsbo

Course time: 10:00-2:00 pm

Fee: $35.00 for the public          $10.00 students with college ID

Exam time: 2:00-4:00 pm   Fee:  $25.00

Please note, $25 covers only the cost of the exam. Annual license fees vary.  For more information, see

Current Board Members

  • Jenise Bauman, Chairperson
  • Bess Bronstein
  • Janet Brown
  • Joan Hett
  • Gayle Larson
  • Jim Leary
  • Joe Seals

If you are interested in serving on the Poulsbo Tree Board, please submit a completed application to the City Clerk, 200 NE Moe Street, Poulsbo, Washington 98370. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Poulsbo for this position.

Boards and Commissions application packet

Next Tree Board Meeting:  Monday, May 14, 2018


Meeting Minutes (PDFs)

  • January 8, 2018
  • March 12, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • July 9, 2018
  • September 10, 2018
  • November 12, 2018