4/24: Sarah Low, Tacoma Tree Foundation

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Sarah Low gives insight on how tree planting can increase civic and community engagement, and shares what it means to “tree-map” our city and its arboreal canopy.

Interview begins at 15:06.


We’ve now been doing the Daily Briefing for a full month.  In this episode we discuss it a bit around 7:00.


  • Private construction projects can now resume in the state, as long as physical distancing is adhered to, workers wear personal protective equipment, and operations are overseen by an onsite COVID-19 supervisor.
  • Individuals planning to file for unemployment benefits this weekend are asked only to do so if you’re in financial dire straits, to avoid overloading the online portal.
    • 1 million claims are expected to be submitted this weekend
    • Those submitting applications on Tuesday will still be paid retroactive to their unemployment date
    • First-time filers are encouraged to prepare by reviewing esd.wa.gov/unemployment.
  • The governor has extended Washington’s state of emergency through May 9th.
    • The state of emergency is different from stay-at-home orders, which at this time still only extend till May 4th.
    • A state of emergency allows certain statutory waivers to be extended, all of which were approved by Washington’s legislature
    • Full details can be found at coronavirus.wa.gov in the “News” section
  • The Washington State Emergency Management Division is advising:
    • Please don’t eat tide pods
    • Don’t drink bleach.
    • Don’t inject disinfectant.
    • Be careful when you’re cleaning to avoid contamination.
    • If you do need help with #COVID19 issues, check resources at coronavirus.wa.gov