Ninety-five cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also getting honors are the 11 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and nine Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities in the state.

Tree Campus USA Awards:

DNR is pleased to announce that 10 institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded the 2018 Tree Campus USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. This year, we also have a new Tree Campus USA institution in Washington. Congratulations to Whitworth University in Spokane!

Clark College

Columbia Basin College

Shoreline Community College

Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington

Washington State University Main Campus (Pullman)

Washington State University Vancouver Campus

Whitworth University

Whitman College

Tree Line USA Awards:

Ten Washington utility companies have been awarded the 2018 Tree Line USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. Congratulations to:

Avista Utilities
Benton County PUD
Benton REA
Chelan County PUD #1
Clark County PUD
PacifiCorp*
Puget Sound Energy
Richland Energy Services
Seattle City Light
Snohomish County PUD No. 1
Tacoma Power

(*PacifiCorp is a Tree Line USA that operates in several counties in Washington but certifies its Tree Line USA status through the state of Oregon where its corporate headquarters are located).

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz celebrates Arbor Day with the City of Issaquah. (DNR photo)

 

Tree City USA

Tree City USA Awards:

Congratulations to our newest Tree City USA Community Monroe! Monroe joins 94 other Washington cities earning the 2018 Tree City USA award this year:

Airway Heights Friday Harbor Redmond
Anacortes George Renton
Arlington Grandview Richland
Auburn Hoquiam Ritzville
Bainbridge Island Hunt’s Point Rockford
Bellevue Issaquah SeaTac
Bellingham Kennewick Seattle
Bonney Lake Kent Sequim
Bothell Kirkland Shelton
Bremerton Lacey Shoreline
Burien Lake Forest Park Snoqualmie
Cashmere Liberty Lake Spokane
Centralia Longview Steilacoom
Chelan Lynnwood Sumner
Cheney Medina Tacoma
Clyde Hill Mercer Island Tonasket
Colfax Millwood Tukwila
College Place Monroe Tumwater
Colville Newcastle Twisp
Connell North Bend University Place
Coulee Dam Oak Harbor Vancouver
Covington Okanogan Walla Walla
Dupont Olympia Waterville
Duvall Omak Wenatchee
Edmonds Oroville White Salmon
Ellensburg Othello Woodinville
Entiat Pasco Woodland
Enumclaw Pateros Woodway
Everett Port Angeles Yakima
Fairchild AFB Port Townsend Yarrow Point
Fairfield Poulsbo Yelm
Fife Pullman

Even if your city is already a Tree City, you probably know other staff, citizens, business owners or fellow tree advocates in neighboring communities that are not. So talk to your friends. Bring the message to your colleagues. Share the Tree City USA Program with your respective professional organizations. Join the Washington Community Forestry Council, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources’ Urban & Community Forestry Program, in helping grow the Tree City USA Program in Washington.

With your help, we can break the 100 city mark and continue building the case for increased resources and funding for urban forest stewardship in Washington.

Is your community a Tree City USA?

Visit the Arbor Day Foundation to learn more about Tree Campus, Tree Line and Tree City USA, and other programs they offer.