Tacoma downtown redcedar dieback

Redcedar Health and Urban Heat Study

Western redcedar dieback

The dieback of western redcedar is a major concern for northwest communities. Recent research has linked redcedar tree mortality to consecutive longer and hotter summer droughts.

Community Science

More research to understand the patterns of western redcedar dieback is critically needed. Community scientists are helping advance this research by contributing to the Western Redcedar Dieback Map on iNaturalist.

Urban Redcedar Health

Our program is exploring the relationships between redcedar tree health and urban factors such as air temperatures and pollution. Contact us if you would like to learn more or collaborate.

urban redcedar dieback

Poster Presentation at XXVI World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations

Joey presented a poster about a preliminary analysis of redcedar health and urban heat at the IUFRO World Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.

Poster presented at IUFRO XXVI World Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.