Green Neighbors Program

The Clark County Green Neighbors Program was developed and is maintained by Clark County Solid Waste and Environmental Outreach to assist citizens with developing more sustainable lifestyles and building a strong environmental community in Clark County. Solid waste regional planning and programs are a cooperative effort of Battle Ground, Camas, Clark County, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, Washougal, and Yacolt. Funding for this project provided by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Clark Green Neighbors event calendar

Understanding Tree Hazards Workshop

Thursday, November 08, 2018, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Contact  (360) 487-8308 urbanforestry
When Pacific Northwest weather brings rains and winds, questions rise about the condition and safety of large trees. Careful understanding and management of tree defects in advance can help create a safer environment, reduce liability and ease those concerns.

The public is invited to learn how to recognize and manage hazardous trees at a free TreeTalk Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W 6th St.

Along with gaining tips and resources, workshop participants will learn how to increase safety, reduce potential damage and better prioritize tree care. Certified arborists and tree risk assessors will be on hand to lead the discussion and answer questions.

Just because a tree is mature doesn’t mean it will fail. “Most trees fail because of an existing defect in the tree, such as cankers, decay, and root problems,” Charles Ray, Urban Forester for the City of Vancouver said. “Professionals are trained to recognize these existing conditions and work with the home owner to reduce them.”

Urban Forestry, part of Vancouver Public Works, encourages everyone to be prepared before severe weather occurs.

Want to get tips and resources right away? Please visit the Urban Forestry webpage at You’ll find information on how to manage hazardous trees, what you can do to help ensure your trees are prepared for severe weather conditions, how to contact a certified arborists to help you, and much more.


Vancouver City Hall  
415 W 6th St. 
Vancouver, WA 98660