An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sustainable Business Practices

Business owners have a responsibility to protect people and the planet. If you’re thinking of starting a business, embracing sustainable practices is not a matter of politics or public opinion. It’s just the right thing to do. That said,.....Read more

November 26, 2022


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November 26, 2022

Spotlight on Tools of the Trade: AirSpade and Microresistance drill

As contractors and consultants in the environmental field, Peninsula Environmental is very diversified in our knowledge and application of tools. As a Certified Arborist myself, I cherish the instruments that can help deepen my understanding and.....Read more

October 4, 2021

Wildfire Prevention Approaches

Trees, Fires, & Safety: An Integrated Approach to Wildfire Prevention Although many tree-care professionals fail to consider it, fire safety is inextricably linked with tree maintenance. After all, wildfires often use trees to spread, and given the.....Read more

June 1, 2021

How to Turn Your Backyard into A Private Wildlife Sanctuary

From honeybees to beautiful birds, it’s easy to make changes to your backyard that will attract wildlife. Our guide explains how you can transform your backyard and turn it into your very own wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife plays a vital role in.....Read more

August 14, 2020

Trees for Bees

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” – Albert Einstein   There is merit to this bold statement. Bees, butterflies, bats and other creatures pollinate the.....Read more

June 25, 2020

Plant & Landscape Technician – Job Posting

Job Title: Plant Technician Location: Port Angeles, WA Pay: $15-18 per hour DOE Hours: 20 hours a week through May, then 40 per week through September. Longer if available. Who we are: Peninsula Environmental Group, Inc. is a small, family owned,.....Read more

May 7, 2020

Choose Your Trees

As residents of the Evergreen State, trees are a staple landscape feature for both aesthetics and environmental benefits. From improved curb value and increased privacy to temperature moderation and erosion control, investing time and resources into.....Read more

April 30, 2019

Our New Name

Peninsula Urban Forestry, LLC is pleased to announce our official name change to Peninsula Environmental Group, Inc, effective January 1, 2019. Originally formed as a limited-liability company in 2015 our company has expanded from its modest origins.....Read more

April 2, 2019

An Expert’s Findings and Review of Poor City Planning

There is a tremendous amount of inaccurate information spreading concerning the recently removed Lions Park Sequoia tree, stemming from both the public and City management misinformation. As with all things in a shared society, trees often become.....Read more

January 8, 2019

Bainbridge Island Arborist Reports and Tree Permits

Peninsula Environmental Group offers a variety of arborist reports for Bainbridge Island, WA, including pruning specifications and tree permitting services for homeowners to remove, prune and maintain view corridors within Bainbridge. Bainbridge.....Read more

August 24, 2018

Mazama Pocket Gopher

We are certified by the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife to survey for the presence of the Mazama pocket gopher. Contact us before conducting projects that may pose a risk of impacting these endangered.....Read more

June 8, 2018

Conducting a Forage Fish Survey

Forage fish surveys must be conducted 72 hours prior to any type of construction in or near the water. These surveys are typically conducted when applying for a Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA) through the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Building.....Read more

June 7, 2018

End of Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Feds set to end quarantine of major ash tree killing insect It appears Ash trees, the Fraxinus genus, will be missing from western cities in the next couple of decades. After years of trying to stop the invasive pest, Agrilus planipennis, the.....Read more

May 24, 2018

Wildfires and Defensible Structures

As the frequency and intensity of wildfires increases due to several factors, like past fire suppression, climate, and weather, it is important to consider how to prepare the area surrounding your home, or other defensible structures, on your.....Read more

May 14, 2018

Large Tree Installation

Introduction The process involved with planting large, mature trees is very similar to that of planting small form plants. It simply requires a larger hole. A much larger hole. The tree was in a 48 gallon pot, and required a planting hole that.....Read more

April 30, 2018

Coastal Inundation Mapping

Coastal Inundation Mapping Training As Peninsula Environmental Group’s primary ArcGIS user, I had the great pleasure of attending a 2-day course on coastal inundation mapping put on by WA Coastal Training Program and instructed by NOAA.....Read more

February 14, 2018

Benefits of Arborist Wood Chips

Recently, the Peninsula Environmental Group crew has been working on several sustainable landscape jobs where we’ve been able to utilize simple, yet extremely beneficial arborist wood chips! What exactly are arborist wood chips? Arborist chips.....Read more

February 13, 2018

Training & Education

We provide personalized, adaptable industry specific training in the fields of arboriculture, sustainable landscaping, ecology restoration and wetlands. We have developed  curriculum and engaged in training the Department of.....Read more

November 21, 2017

Rain Gardens

Native soils and forests of western Washington absorb, store, filter and slowly release clean water to rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes and coastal waters. The rich diversity of life in marine and fresh water, as well as on land, depends on clean.....Read more

November 21, 2017

Trail Building

Backyard and Wildland Trails Recreational trail management takes place in both private landscaping, public parks and wildlands. Experts trail builders work to  preserve the trees and plants within the trail border, while enhancing the visual.....Read more

November 21, 2017

Green Shoreline Design

Washington’s Shorelines are our states treasures. From Clallam County, Jefferson and Kitsap, the State shorelines provide opportunities for recreation, beautiful views, and habitat for salmon and other fish and wildlife. Over the past century,.....Read more

November 21, 2017

Mature Conifers in the City

What Are Conifers? Conifers are trees, shrubs and occasional ground covers that produce cones. Many conifers, like pines, firs, and spruces have needles. Others, like cypresses, junipers and false cedars, have scale-like leaves. Many conifers are.....Read more

August 14, 2017

Mycorrhizae and Plants

A trees life is not as easy as it may seem. Like any living organism trees are always allocating their limited resources to meet internal growthAnd defend against a variety of external factors. When a tree health begins to decline, it indicates the.....Read more

October 20, 2015

Role of Vegetation in Slope Stability

To learn more about our slope rehabilitation services click here. Vegetation (trees, shrubs, grasses, flower and ground covers) helps stabilize slopes in numerous ways. Native plants provide wildlife habitat, are adapted to our native soils,.....Read more

October 20, 2015

Community Tree Management Institute

Extensive Urban Forestry training hosted by State leaders. The Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI) is an intensive training and professional development course specifically tailored to the needs of those who have tree related responsibilities.....Read more

October 20, 2015

The Large Tree Argument

Large Trees Pay Us Back We now know that, dollar for dollar, large-stature trees deliver big savings and other benefits we can’t ignore. Small-stature trees like crape myrtle deliver far fewer benefits. In fact, research at The Center for.....Read more

October 20, 2015