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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 offers the following classes. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required by calling 360-779-9898 or registering online at CityofPoulsbo.com/Register. All classes will be held online via Zoom.

DESIGNING WITH TREES IN THE LANDSCAPE    Gayle Larson. It is often helpful to have a design plan in hand (or at least a few ideas) before buying trees for your garden. Design considerations include mass, form, line, texture, and color, but gardeners also need to consider tree attributes such as height, width, soil and water needs, light needs and other cultural needs. Instructor Gayle Larson is a Poulsbo Tree Board member, Garden Designer, Certified Professional Horticulturist, and Master Gardener.

Tue         Sep 29                  6:30-8p                  $5

NATIVE TREES AND SHRUBS IN POULSBO’S PARKS       Jenise Bauman. Native plants provide many benefits to the urban landscape beyond just aesthetics. They provide habitat for wildlife and support pollinators, allow gardeners to decrease use of fertilizers and pesticides typical in traditional ornamental gardens, and generally need less irrigation. This class will introduce students to common native trees and shrubs, highlight the characteristics used to identify them, and discuss their interactions with their ecology. Instructor Jenise Bauman is a Poulsbo Tree Board member and Restoration Ecologist and Professor at WWU Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas.

Tue         Oct 20                   6:30-8p                  $5

IS MY TREE HAZARDOUS?        Bess Bronstein. Does the presence of insect pests or disease automatically mean your tree is dying or dangerous? How can you know if your older tree poses a risk of injury to people or damage to property? Learn how to recognize common tree problems and defects that may increase the risk of tree failure, as well as ways to manage or treat the tree to decrease identified hazards and improve tree health and safety.  Instructor Bess Bronstein is a Poulsbo Tree Board member, Horticultural Consultant, and ISA Certified Arborist.

Tue         Nov 10                  6:30-8p                  $5

 

 

 

Current Board Members

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

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Future Meetings: November 9, 2020

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