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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 this free class, please click here for Online Registration.

Common Tree Pests and Diseases                                                                                                                                                

Poulsbo Tree Board members.  Do you ever wonder “What is wrong with my tree?” Is your first response to go buy something to ‘kill that bug’? Before you become obsessed with spraying something on your tree to solve the problem, learn how to easily identify the tree pest or disease problem and then manage it in the least toxic way possible. This program will introduce you to 10 common tree pests and diseases you should know, including diseases and insects found on cherries, pears, maples, and dogwoods.  Instructors will include ISA Certified Arborists and Poulsbo Tree Board members. This class is free, but please register in advance for planning purposes, call 360-779-9898 or register online. Recreation Center Classroom.

Tue         Oct 9                      7-8:30p                  FREE!

Tree Walk in Poulsbo’s Urban Forest- Autumn Colors!                                                                                                        

Poulsbo Tree Board members.  Enjoy the lovely change of season as we walk through a city neighborhood and witness the variety of leaf colors- purple, red, orange, and yellow now appearing on trees as the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop. Learn which trees will provide the best fall color for your garden and remember- fall is a great time to plant a new tree in your landscape.  This class is free, but please register in advance for planning purposes, call 360-779-9898 or register online. Meeting site to be announced.

Sun         Oct 21                    1-2:30p                  FREE!

 

Pruning Mini-Series                                                                                                                                                                                Become a more confident and successful tree pruner! The Poulsbo Tree Board is pleased to present several different pruning classes in March. You may take any or all of them. Instructors will include ISA Certified Arborists and Poulsbo Tree Board members. This class is free, but please register in advance for planning purposes, call 360-779-9898 or register online.

The Basics of Pruning Trees                                                                                                                                                  Understanding tree structure, growth and response is as important for successful pruning as knowing how to make proper pruning cuts. Join Poulsbo Tree Board members and ISA Certified Arborists in this class to learn the basics of tree growth and structure, types of pruning cuts, and what responses to expect from your cuts. This class is free, but please register in advance for planning purposes, call 360-779-9898 or register online. Recreation Center Classroom.

Tue         Mar 5                      7-8:30p                  FREE!

Pruning Ornamental Trees                                                                                                                                                         Ornamental trees provide many benefits in any landscape or garden, both aesthetic and functional. Different species and varieties of trees often have different pruning needs. In this free class, ISA Certified Arborists and Poulsbo Tree Board members will demonstrate how to prune a variety of common ornamental trees found in the Puget Sound region. This class is free, but please register in advance for planning purposes, call 360-779-9898 or register online. Nelson Park, Poulsbo.

Sun         Mar 10                   1-3p                        FREE!

Pruning Fruit Trees                                                                                                                                                                                   Did you know that late winter is the best time to prune your trees? Come join the Poulsbo Tree Board and ISA Certified Arborists at a free fruit tree pruning demonstration. Learn tips on how to increase fruit production, improve branch structure, and renovate older, non-productive trees. This class is free, but please register in advance for planning purposes, call 360-779-9898 or register online.  Austurbruin Park, Poulsbo.

Sun         Mar 17                   1-3p                        FREE!

Current Board Members

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

Boards and Commissions application packet

Next Tree Board Meeting:  Monday, September 12, 2018

Meeting Agenda Packet

 

Meeting Minutes (PDFs)

2018