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+ Tree root pruning and soil rejuvenation services

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,...Read More
October 4, 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...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...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...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...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...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...Read More
January 8, 2019
+ Bainbridge island

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...Read More
August 24, 2018
+ Mazama pocket gopher survey

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
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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
+ Maple_tree_planting

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 Environmental Group’s primary ArcGIS user, I had the great pleasure of attending a 2-day course on coastal inundation mapping...Read More
February 14, 2018
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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...Read More
February 13, 2018
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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
+ rain-garden

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

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...Read More
November 21, 2017
+ shoreline

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

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
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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...Read More
October 20, 2015
+ vegetation-slope

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...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
+ Large-Tree-benefits

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