Spokane Historic Preservation Advocates presents a talk this Thursday on an essential aspect of walkable neighborhoods: Street trees. Here’s the details:

SPOKANE’S LARGE-CANOPY STREET TREES
ENDANGERED?

Advocating for the Preservation of Large Species Street Trees in Spokane

A FREE Lecture: Large Trees Belong in Urban Landscapes

Speaker: Dr. Mike Kuhns, Extension Forester, Utah State University

WHEN: Thursday, June 18th, 7PM

WHERE: Interplayers Theatre 174 S. Howard St, Spokane

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.spokanepreservation.org

WHY:

Because the beautiful giants that grace the Spokane landscape are nearing the end of their natural lives.
Because city policy prohibits replacing large trees in many streets where they now flourish.
Because we want to continue the vision of city leaders who planted 80,000 trees a century ago, so that we could enjoy their beauty and shade today.

DR. MIKE KUHNS

Dr. Kuhns received his B.S. in Forestry in 1977 from the University of Missouri and his M.S. in Forest Ecology/Tree Physiology from Missouri in 1980. He earned a Ph.D. from Auburn University in 1986, specializing in tree stress physiology. Since 1992, he has served as Extension Forester at Utah State University. There he conducts research in urban tree culture and forestry and has taught urban and community forestry and environmental education. Dr. Kuhns comes to Spokane from Seattle, where he is on sabbatical at the U.S. Forest Service’s Research Station lab.

SPOKANE PRESERVATION ADVOCATES

Formed in 1997 by a group of local historic preservation advocates who believed in the value of preservation and its role in enhancing Spokane’s quality of life, SPA’s fundamental goal is to preserve Spokane’s historic buildings, landscapes, and character.