It’s been a tough winter in many areas of the Chapter this year, and Vancouver is no exception. In fact, as I sit down to write this in early March, it’s snowing again! But with any luck the worst is behind us and spring will soon be on the horizon. It can’t come fast enough … read more of PNW Trees – Spring 2017.
The days are already getting shorter as the summer starts to wind down. Although it’s really not my favourite time of year, I have to admit that the slight coolness in the evening air and the hint of crispness first thing in the morning is more than a little refreshing. Of course, the fall season … read more of PNW Trees – Fall 2016.
The Chapter is literally humming with activity these days. Work continues on improving the website. More and more classes and workshops are being scheduled. The Regional TCCs are on the calendar. And of course, nowhere is it busier than Boise, Idaho where Lance Davisson and his cadre of volunteers are hard at work planning the … read more of PNW Trees – Summer 2016.
It’s been a “heads down” busy kind of winter for our Executive Director, staff team, and Board of Directors … and there is so much to show for all the hard work as a result! First, there’s the unveiling of our brand new website. It’s clean-looking, easy to navigate, and (we all hope) mobile-friendly so … read more of PNW Trees – Spring 2016.
Kudos to ATC Chair Wendy Robinson and her small but mighty team of conference volunteers for putting together yet another outstanding PNW Annual Training Conference. Bend, OR was a wonderful host city, the Riverhouse Convention Center was a great venue, and Drake Park was an ideal setting for the Tree Climbing Championship and Field Day. Read more of PNW Trees – Winter 2015-2016.
We have switched things up in the Spotlight again in this issue, focusing our attention this time on the Chapter’s awards program, and specifically on all the past award winners. It is definitely nice to look back occasionally and remind ourselves about all the good work our members have done for arboriculture and the Chapter over the past three decades or so. Read more of PNW Trees – Fall 2015.
As you’ll note from the Spotlight feature in this issue (retitled, “The Spotlight Dims”), it has been a spring of losses for the PNW Chapter…we lost Port Coquitlam arborist Wes Hawley to a work-related accident in March, and Terrill Collier of Portland, OR to cancer just a couple of weeks ago.
Speaking of transitions, we have quite a few to report regarding the PNW Board of Directors. In addition to Treasurer Rob Crouch, elected at the 2014 AGM, we are pleased to welcome two other new members to the team. Charles Ray has agreed to fill the balance of the term in the Governance Director position (vacated by Lance Davisson when he became President-Elect). And Matt Stine was recently appointed as our new Representative to the ISA Council of Representatives, succeeding Elizabeth Walker. Read more of PNW Trees – Summer 2015.
After experiencing a dose of real winter during a 10-day trip to New York City in mid to late February, I was sure glad to get back to the glorious West Coast, where the transition to spring was well under way even before I left on my holiday!
Speaking of transitions, we have quite a few to report regarding the PNW Board of Directors. In addition to Treasurer Rob Crouch, elected at the 2014 AGM, we are pleased to welcome two other new members to the team. Charles Ray has agreed to fill the balance of the term in the Governance Director position (vacated by Lance Davisson when he became President-Elect). And Matt Stine was recently appointed as our new Representative to the ISA Council of Representatives, succeeding Elizabeth Walker. Read more of PNW Trees – Spring 2015.
Let me take this opportunity to add my vote of thanks and sincere appreciation to ATC14 Chair Charles Ray and his energetic team of committee volunteers for putting on a superb event in Vancouver, WA last September. From the TCC and Masters’ Challenge on the weekend, to Monday’s Field Day, to the keynote speakers and … read more of PNW Trees – Winter 2014-15.
As I struggled to find the words for a new and interesting way to kick off this issue, it occurred to me (not for the first time) that it was probably a lost cause. So following is my standard, more mundane introduction to what you’ll find inside this newsletter.
As usual, this pre-ATC issue contains some information about the conference, although not the detailed program and registration information that we used to include. With online registration a firm reality and website addresses hyperlinked (for the most part) in the electronic version of the newsletter that most of you now receive, it didn’t seem necessary to repeat all the information that you can get at the source. But if you don’t agree, let me know and I’ll endeavour to provide a more comprehensive program overview next year. Read more of PNW Trees Fall 2014.