With spring (finally!) right around the corner, the UCF program’s attention turns to Arbor Day! We look forward to celebrating with many of our Tree City USA, Tree Line USA and Tree Campus USA recipients in the next few months. This month marks the kickoff of the Community Tree Management Institute; we look forward to meeting the 2012 class participants and staring our first online offering of this ten year old course. We are also very excited to work with the 13 communities and non-profit organizations receiving Community Forestry Assistance Grants. Information about their projects and more about the grant program can be found at www.dnr.wa.gov/urbanforestry.  Funding assistance for these projects is available from the USDA Forest Service Urban & Community Forestry program. Watch the Tree Link for future grant opportunities.