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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.

THE POULSBO TREE BOARD                     

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 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. The 7-member board is a mixture of ISA Arborists, professional educators and scientists, vegetation experts, Master Gardeners, and citizens.

The Poulsbo Tree Board is pleased to offer a series of classes about trees and tree care. Attend one or all of these classes. They are sure to be educational and fun! Please pre-register for planning and communication purposes.

PRUNING ORNAMENTAL TREES: FIELD DEMONSTRATION 

Join Poulsbo City Arborist Kevin McFarland and Poulsbo Tree Board members and ISA Certified Arborists as they demonstrate the proper pruning techniques used for pruning ornamental trees. Tools and sharpening will also be covered. Site to be determined.

Sun         Mar 8                    1-3p                       FREE (please pre-register for planning purposes)

FRUIT TREE PRUNING 

Kevin McFarland, Poulsbo City Arborist; and Bess Bronstein, Poulsbo Tree Board member, Horticultural Consultant, ISA Certified Arborist. Knowing how and when to prune for fruit is much different than pruning an ornamental tree. Learn about the different approaches for different fruit types, including training and timing. Learn tips on how to increase fruit production, improve branch structure, and renovate older, non-productive trees. If you have a home orchard, this class is for you! Recreation Center Classroom.

Tue         Mar 10                   7-8:30p                  $8

FRUIT TREE PRUNING: FIELD DEMONSTRATION

Kevin McFarland, Poulsbo City Arborist and Poulsbo Tree Board members. Join ISA Certified Arborists as they demonstrate the proper pruning techniques used for pruning a variety of fruit trees. Tools and sharpening will also be covered. Site for field demonstration will be announced prior to class.

Sun         Mar 15                  1-3p                       FREE (please re-register for planning purposes)

TREE SELECTION AND PLANTING                                                                                                                                                         Jenise Bauman, Poulsbo Tree Board member, Restoration Ecologist and Professor at WWU Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas; Janet Brown, Poulsbo Tree Board member, PSE Utility Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist The most successful tree planting occurs when the right tree is selected for the site, and then planted correctly. Learn about great ornamental trees that do well in the Pacific Northwest, and what attributes you should look for when selecting your tree. Once you have decided on a tree, then you need to plant it correctly so it will thrive. This class will teach you the steps needed to plant and take care of your new tree so that it will live a healthy full life. Recreation Center Classroom.

Tue         Mar 17                  7-8:30p                  $8

Current Board Members

  • Jenise Bauman, Chairperson
  • Bess Bronstein
  • Janet Brown
  • Joan Hett
  • Terri Jones
  • Gayle Larson
  • Jim Leary

Boards and Commissions application packet

March 9, 2020   Agenda and Packet 

Future Meetings: May 11, July 13, September 14, November 9, 2020

Meeting Minutes (PDFs)

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2020
  • January 27, 2020 (rescheduled)
  • March 9, 2020
  • May 11, 2020
  • July 13, 2020
  • September 14, 2020
  • November 9, 2020​