Autumn, when trees and forests across Washington reveal the natural magic of their fall colors, is certainly a season to celebrate trees.
Washington’s native deciduous trees, such as Bigleaf Maple, Cottonwood, Aspen, Birch, and the Western Larch, specialize in yellow fall colors, whereas our urban forests, planted with many non-native trees, paint our cities and towns with hues of orange, red, and purple that stir the human spirit.
And with plenty of moisture and crisp, cool fall weather, Autumn is a great time to plant trees.
Several communities celebrate Arbor Day in October, and yes, you can proclaim and celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” at any time of the year. Other communities celebrate twice a year with an Arbor Day celebration in the Spring and a fall festival in the Autumn.
How will your community be celebrating Urban and Community Forestry Month?
This year for the second time, October is being officially proclaimed as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” by our Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee.
We hope you enjoy the fall weather and celebrate the season by planting and celebrating trees during the month of October.