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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...Read More
April 30, 2019

Invasive Plant Communities

The loss of our native plant communities and ecosystem functions. Invasive plant species, sometimes called noxious weeds, are non-native plants that establish and spread readily...Read More
April 10, 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...Read More
April 2, 2019

Now Hiring: Plant Technician

Peninsula Urban Forestry is hiring for a seasonal (Mar-Oct full-time) Plant Technician based out of the North Olympic. Check out the link below for more...Read More
February 19, 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...Read More
January 8, 2019

Bainbridge Island Arborist Reports and Tree Permits

Peninsula Urban Forestry offers a variety of arborist reports for Bainbridge Island, WA, including pruning specifications and tree permitting services for homeowners to remove, prune...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...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...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...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...Read More
May 14, 2018
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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....Read More
April 30, 2018

Coastal Inundation Mapping

Coastal Inundation Mapping Training As Peninsula Urban Forestry’s primary ArcGIS user, I had the great pleasure of attending a 2-day course on coastal inundation mapping...Read More
February 14, 2018

Benefits of Arborist Wood Chips

Recently, the Peninsula Urban Forestry crew has been working on several sustainable landscape jobs where we’ve been able to utilize simple, yet extremely beneficial arborist wood...Read More
February 13, 2018

Office Coordinator

Job Opportunity Job Title: Office Coordinator Pay: $14-$20 hourly depending on experience. Location: Downtown Port Angeles Hours: 15-30 hours a week. 8:00 am to 12:00 pm...Read More
February 6, 2018

IPM Manager/Vegetation Manager

Job Opportunity Job Title: Integrated Pest Management Manager/Vegetation Manager Closing Date: October 15, 2018 Pay: $16-$25 hourly (with potential for partnership, commission, and business entitlement....Read More
February 1, 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...Read More
November 21, 2017

Vegetation Mapping

Advanced UAV mapping and remote sensing technology. Remote Sensing Technology UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or more commonly known as drones, offer advanced opportunities for land...Read More
November 21, 2017

Vegetation Management Plans

Vegetation Planning Have you purchased a property with critical areas or buffers that are in need of landscape maintenance? Do you wish to re-evaluate or...Read More
November 21, 2017

Environmental and Ecological Services

Peninsula Environmental Group is a full-service environmental, ecological and biological services company. These services include marine and freshwater shoreline restoration, beach restoration, riparian restoration, wetland...Read More
November 21, 2017

Sustainable Landscaping

Sustainable Landscaping where nature meets design Landscape Design Using a variety of both native and ornamental plans our goal is to install the “right plant...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...Read More
November 21, 2017

Trail Building

Backyard and Wildland Trails Our team has extensive knowledge and experience with recreational trail management in both private landscaping, public parks and wildlands. With our experience...Read More
November 21, 2017

Landscape Design

Landscaping with a Native Plant Focus Native Plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, saving time, installation costs, and maintenance costs....Read More
November 21, 2017

Invasive Plant Control

Invasive, Exotic and Noxious Plant Control   Peninsula Urban Forestry is a Washington State Department of Agriculture licensed Commercial Pesticide Operator. We specialize in herbicide application...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...Read More
November 21, 2017

Stream & Salmon Habitat Restoration

Our ecologists and arborists have experience in low-flow creek and stream restoration and engineering. Whether enhancing the natural value of your property, or mitigating development...Read More
November 21, 2017

Shoreline & Steep Slope Bio-engineering

The Puget Sound waterway includes 2,500 miles of marine shoreline, including vast areas of high banks and steep slopes. Numerous elements factor into the stability...Read More
November 21, 2017

Restoration Services

Ecological Restoration Peninsula Environmental Group offers a variety of landscape restoration services through a multidisciplinary team of scientists and technicians. Our restoration and bio-engineering projects...Read More
November 21, 2017

Blackberry and Ivy

The Western Washington macro-invasive plants. Invasive Blackberry and English Ivy Our invasive blackberry and the ornamental ground cover English Ivy are serious threats to native...Read More
November 21, 2017

Noxious Weed Control

We are a Washington State Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Operator for herbicides in private residences, aquatic areas, ornamental landscapes and right-of-ways. We can treat...Read More
November 21, 2017

Plant Pests and Diseases

We offer integrated solutions to control aphids, mites, wood-boring beetles and other insects on plants and trees. Aphids on Dogwoods In a healthy, natural environment,...Read More
October 26, 2017

Fertilization ​and Soil Care

Healthy plants begin with healthy soil Organic fertilization is just the beginning of good soil health. Adjusting soil pH, beneficial soil mycorrhizae and ensuring adequate...Read More
October 26, 2017

Plant Health Care Services

​You take your health seriously. As Certified Arborists and Plant Biologists, we take your plants health seriously. Plants, including trees, are susceptible to all sorts...Read More
September 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...Read More
August 14, 2017

Mycorrhizae and Plants

Mycorrhizae Compatible Plants Approximately 95% of the world’s plant species form mycorrhiza and require the association for maximum performance in the field ​Endomycorrhizae Endomycorrhizae—also referred...Read More
October 20, 2015

Role of Vegetation in Slope Stability

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...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...Read More
October 20, 2015

Plant Appraisal

Trees and plants have value beyond their aesthetic contributions to a landscape and that value can be quantified. Taken from the Guide for Plant Appraisal,...Read More
October 20, 2015

How We Evaluate Tree Risk?

Tree Risk Evaluations, Diagnostics & Health Management We specialize in tree and forest diagnostics using rigorous, scientific methods and a multidisciplinary approach. Two of our...Read More
October 20, 2015

Tree Forensics & Expert Services

We offer tree forensics and expert services for tree related disputes. As Consulting Arborists, we evaluate and develop an impartial and independent expert opinion through rigorous...Read More
October 20, 2015

Advanced Tree Diagnostics

​beyond the binoculars… Using advanced diagnostic tools, we can examine trees closer and more thoroughly. We have an array of specialized tools that allow us...Read More
October 20, 2015