Why Inspect Utility Poles?

Utility companies are responsible for maintaining a vast network of wooden utility poles that support the distribution of electricity, natural gas, and other vital services. To ensure the safety and reliability of these poles, it is essential for utility companies to conduct regular inspections and maintenance activities. The frequency of.....Read More

August 9, 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 obvious value of the homes urban and suburban trees neighbor, it only makes.....Read More

June 1, 2021

Trees and Salmon

In the Pacific Northwest, salmon are a vital part of the ecosystem and culture. Each year, millions of salmon swim upstream from the ocean to their spawning grounds in rivers and streams. In Washington State, the health and survival of these fish are closely tied to the health of the.....Read More

March 21, 2021

How are Wetlands Regulated in Washington?

Wetlands are a vital ecosystem that provide a range of benefits, such as water purification, flood control, carbon sequestration, and habitat for wildlife. However, wetlands have been subject to extensive development and destruction over the years. In order to protect wetlands, the state of Washington has established regulations to govern.....Read More

December 1, 2020

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 securing a healthy environment, whether it’s insects, birds, or.....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 fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other plants we eat. Honey Bee, insect genus Apis, are our most important pollinators.....Read More

June 25, 2020

Benefits of Urban Trees

Urban trees are an essential part of our cities and towns. They are not only aesthetically pleasing but provide several benefits that improve our environment, social and human health. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, they also reduce pollution, noise levels, and the urban heat island effect. This article.....Read More

November 21, 2019

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 your home’s landscaping can bring you a host of economic, social, health benefits. Whatever.....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 and cause, or are likely to cause, environmental and/or economic damage. These plants are often introduced to new areas as ornamentals, crops, or as stowaways.....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 limited-liability company in 2015 our company has expanded from its modest origins of expert consulting urban forester, arborist and horticulturalist services. Through primarily organic growth.....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 the center of elaborate stories, pleasant or misguided as they may be. Interestingly,.....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 ARPA Stewardship Plan The City of Bainbridge Island recently passed a new set of legislation directly affecting tree.....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 species, such as development within their known ranges. Title.....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 or repairing a pier, dock, or float, for instance, typically.....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 emerald ash borer, from crossing state lines, the.....Read More

May 24, 2018