This fall, one lucky Washington Community will become home to a Washington State Moon Tree! Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz will draw from respondents to the Urban and Community Forestry survey, discussed below, on Monday, October 2, to kick off Urban and Community Forestry Month. During the Apollo moon missions between 1969 and 1972, Douglas fir seedlings were transported to the moon for each of the 50 states. Washington State’s seedling was subsequently planted on the Capital Campus, and a limited number of saplings have been grafted from the original tree.

Periodically, the USDA Forest Service asks us to provide information regarding local communities’ urban forestry planning and management activities. We’re asking all of you to help us gather the most accurate data to report to them through a brief 5-page survey. Completion of this survey will automatically enter your community in a drawing for a chance to become the proud recipient of a Moon Tree.

Deadline for the survey to be completed and submitted is 11:59pm Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

All communities who complete the survey will be automatically entered, no further action is required. Multiple completions will not add additional chances; all communities will receive one chance. Only complete surveys will be accepted and all questions must be answered for the survey to be deemed complete. The winning community will be notified no later than Friday, October 6.