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March 22, 2019

Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition meeting brings community of experts to Capitol Hill

By Keith Wood and Josh Knoll Earlier this month, the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition (SUFC) held its 14th Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters. It was a chance for a wide array of community forestry stakeholders—including city planners, educators, landscape architects, non-profit leaders, scientists, arborists, foresters, and nurserymen and women—to come [read more]

March 5, 2019

Do right by your trees: Prune, and prune correctly

March is a great time to prune trees. While pruning can be done at any time during the year, new growth is maximized, wound closure is fastest, and pest risks are lowest if pruning takes place before spring growth. Correctly pruning a tree lengthens its life and increases its value, however poor pruning—especially "topping"—can lead [read more]

February 21, 2019

NASF welcomes Joshua Knoll, the association’s newest intern

The time has come to welcome the association’s newest James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications. Help us welcome Joshua Knoll! Joshua will be assisting NASF staff in their work to inform forest policy and disseminate high-quality communications. He is looking forward to meeting and interacting with policy makers, industry specialists, and other professionals in [read more]

January 23, 2019

How first responders handle huge wildfires

Guest blog by Kelsey Ocampo, Two Way Direct Sometimes all it takes is a cigarette, careless campfire, or stray firework. Then, if conditions are right, a fire can grow to massive proportions, engulfing 3,000+ acres in under 24 hours. Firefighters and first responders of all kinds need to be ready. When the call goes out, this [read more]

January 8, 2019

NASF welcomes newest intern: Ashley Harrington

The association’s newest James Hubbard Intern for Policy and Communications is here! Join us in welcoming Ashley Harrington to the NASF team. Ashley will be assisting NASF staff in their work to inform forest policy and disseminate high-quality communications. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the communication and policy arenas, as well [read more]

December 3, 2018

Ensuring your legacy with land succession planning

By Kiersten Ahrns | This blog is cross-posted on Women Owning Woodlands. For many families, land can be the glue holding the family together. In Virginia, the vast majority of woodland owners want to pass their woodlands forward to the next generation, but less than 2% have a written succession or estate plan. Unfortunately, these statistics are not [read more]