Benjamin Thompson

ISA Certified Arborist #NE-0860A

Articles by Benjamin Thompson

Final Thoughts: An Interview with Linden Lampman

Linden Lampman is the Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. What’s your favorite tree and why? I used to say “oak.” Oaks are rugged, enduring, and present. A great bur oak stands in the backyard of my family’s farm in Wisconsin. It was huge when I was … read more of Final Thoughts: An Interview with Linden Lampman.

Preparing for Urban Forest Pests: a Resource for Local Governments 

Trees play a critical role in urban greenspaces benefiting both people and wildlife. These urban forests lie at the interface of trade, the movement of people, and neighboring forest and agricultural resources. The movement of goods and people brings with it the risk of introducing non-native urban forest pests, the worst of these pests can have costly, irreversible … read more of Preparing for Urban Forest Pests: a Resource for Local Governments .