Several communities celebrate their Arbor Day in October and, yes, you can proclaim and celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” at any time of the year. Other cities celebrate with a fall festival or community tree planting event. How will your community celebrate Urban and Community Forestry Month?

Here at DNR, our social media feeds on Twitter and Facebook will feature tree care tips, suggested trees to consider planting, and info on the many benefits of trees throughout October.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee officially proclaimed October as “Urban and Community Forestry Month” in Washington for the fifth consecutive year. And with plenty of moisture and crisp, cool fall weather, autumn will be be a great time to plant trees. Check out the proclamation here.