“Arbor Month” was celebrated throughout the month of April in Washington state.

Whether presenting awards at city council meetings or at community events, it was great to talk with tree board members, city councils, mayors, and city tree managers about the great programs and projects that are going on throughout the state.

We thought we would share the joy with a photo journal. Enjoy!

State Forester Aaron Everett visits with Dan DeWald, Natural Resources Manager for the City of Bellevue, which celebrated 22 years as a Tree City and 20 consecutive years of growth awards. A record matched by fewer than a dozen communities nationwide!
State Forester Aaron Everett visits with Dan DeWald, Natural Resources Manager for the City of Bellevue, which celebrated 22 years as a Tree City and 20 consecutive years of growth awards–a record matched by fewer than a dozen communities nationwide. Photo: DNR
Arbor Day in Grandview, a Tree City for 16 years.
A grand Arbor Day in Grandview, a Tree City for 16 years.
Hurrah for trees! Arbor Day and forest restoration in Kent.
Hurrah for trees! Arbor Day and forest restoration in Kent, which celebrated 10 years as a Tree City USA.
Scouts help plant trees in Poulsbo, a Tree City USA for 16 years.
Scouts help plant trees in Poulsbo, a Tree City USA for 16 years.
Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan and the City Council accepts the city's first Tree City USA award.
Shoreline Mayor Keith McGlashan and the City Council accepts the city’s first Tree City USA award.
Auburn's mayor helps the tree board plant a beautiful Japanese larch tree. Auburn celebrated its 10th year as a Tree City USA.
Auburn’s mayor helps the tree board plant a beautiful Japanese larch tree. Auburn celebrated its 10th year as a Tree City USA.
Mayor David A. Condon plants Spokane's Arbor Day Tree with help from his kids. The tree is part of the Suzie Forest project. Spokane has been a Tree City USA for 10 years.
Mayor David A. Condon plants Spokane’s Arbor Day Tree with help from his kids, Creighton and Hattie. The tree is part of the Susie Forest project. Spokane has been a Tree City USA for 10 years.
Garth presents the TCUSA award to Fairchild Air Force Base
Garth presents the TCUSA award to Fairchild Air Force Base
Millwood Mayor Dan Mork plants the 2013 Arbor Day tree, with assistance from Kaitlynn Davis
Millwood Mayor Dan Mork plants the 2013 Arbor Day tree, with assistance from Kaitlynn Davis
Arbor Day in Richland
Arbor Day in Richland
Color Guard helps celebrate Arbor Day in Ritzville.
Color Guard helps celebrate Arbor Day in Ritzville.