Well, this is most definitely a bittersweet moment for me … my last “From the Editor” column for the Pacific Northwest Trees newsletter! After 33 years at the helm of this publication, it’s going to seem mighty strange not to have those quarterly deadlines looming on the horizon. But on the other hand, I keep … read more of PNW Trees – Winter 2017.
I ended my column in the last issue with a quote from an old song and “those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” Little did I think then that it would all come true! I was really hoping for the lazy part, and have to admit that I have indeed had some down time to … read more of PNW Trees – Fall 2017.
It looks as though 2017 will be a year of transitions for the PNW Chapter. As you will read more about on page 7, I have decided that this will be my last year as Editor of Pacific Northwest Trees. After 33 years in the position (plus a couple more on the Board before that) … read more of PNW Trees – Summer 2017.
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.
Well, it’s the end of an era, in a way … this issue marks the end of the professionally printed and bound edition of Pacific Northwest Trees. Since the option was introduced in 2012, the overwhelming majority of Chapter members have elected to receive the newsletter via email. And many have reacted positively to the … read more of PNW Trees – Winter 2016-2017.
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.