Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) is an iconic PNW tree species with tremendous importance. Observations of widespread dieback in recent years hs elevated community concern over this cultural keystone species. This talk provides information about cultural and ecological dimensions and how community science is being leveraged to better document and understand dieback.
- Cultural significance of western redcedar (15 minutes) – Will Bill Jr., Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
- Western redcedar ecology (15 minutes) – Connie Harrington, USFS Olympia
- Western redcedar dieback and community science (15 minutes) – Joey Hulbert, Washington State University
- Questions and Discussion (15 minutes)
This discussion is part of Treeline, a regional collaboration supporting climate-adapted forests, supported by the Climate Resilience Fund.