Communities in Washington that have earned the Tree City USA award and are celebrating Arbor Day in 2015 are, once again, eligible for reimbursement by DNR for the planting of an Arbor Day tree or trees. This year, we have bumped the value of the reimbursements from $200 up to $500 so that all Tree City USA communities have the opportunity to plant a landscape-sized tree on Arbor Day. We are developing a revised reimbursement form to reflect this change; look for it to be advertised in the March edition of Tree Link or contact DNR Urban Forestry Program Staff after March 1 to obtain a copy.

If your Tree City USA Community would like to have a representative from DNR or the Washington Community Forestry Council attend your Arbor Day Event or a City Council meeting to present your Tree City USA Award, please email

Planting trees that thrive

Give your trees the best possible start. Find out the right way to plant trees by visiting or watch our YouTube video on how to prepare container trees for planting.