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Ravenholt Urban Forest Health Lab


Welcome to the website for the Ravenholt Urban Forest Health Lab. This WSU program and website were established from the generous support from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Fund. Visit the About page to learn more about the program or contact us to start a conversation.

Program Flyer (PDF)

  • More than 80% of people in the United States live in cities and rely on healthy, functioning urban forests.
  • Urban trees provide critical services for keeping communities healthy, such as mitigating the impacts of heat waves, but these benefits are not equally distributed and more research is needed to improve the functioning of urban forests equitably.
  • In the Pacific Northwest, there is enormous need—and opportunity—to equitably increase the resilience of communities by advancing knowledge and stewardship for growing healthy and vibrant urban forests.

Learn more about our active research projects

Contact us to get started with an student internship or research position.

Emerald Ash Borer in the West Flyer
Emerald Ash Borer in the West Flyer

Recorded Webinars

Recordings of the 2023 and 2024 Workshops and Webinar Series are available online.

Spring webinar screenshot

Progress Report (Summer 2023)

Ravenholt Progress Report

Upcoming Events

Western Redcedar Dieback

Latest Past Events