Ninety-five cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also getting honors are the 13 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and 13 Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities in the state.

Tree Campus USA Awards:

DNR is pleased to announce that 13 institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded the 2019 Tree Campus USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation. This year includes three new Tree Campus USA award recipients in Washington. Congratulations to Central Washington State University in Ellensburg, Olympic College in Bremerton, and Wenatchee Valley Community College in Wenatchee!

Clark College

Columbia Basin College

Central Washington State University

Olympic College

Shoreline Community College

Seattle University

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington

Washington State University Main Campus (Pullman)

Washington State University Vancouver Campus

Wentachee Valley College

Whitworth University

Whitman College

Tree Line USA Awards:

Thirteen Washington utility companies have been awarded the 2020 Tree Line USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation, including two new, first-year award recipients, Cowlitz County PUD and Franklin County PUD. Congratulations to:

Avista Utilities
Benton County PUD
Benton REA
Chelan County PUD #1
Clark County PUD
Cowlitz County PUD
Franklin County PUD
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, Mountlake Terrace! Mountlake Terrace joins 94 other Washington cities earning the 2019 Tree City USA award this year:

Airway Heights Friday Harbor Pullman
Anacortes George Redmond
Arlington Grandview Renton
Auburn Hoquiam Richland
Bainbridge Island Hunt’s Point Ritzville
Bellevue Issaquah Rockford
Bellingham Kennewick SeaTac
Bonney Lake Kent Seattle
Bothell Kirkland Sequim
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 Mountlake Terrace Twisp
Connell Newcastle University Place
Coulee Dam North Bend Vancouver
Covington Oak Harbor Walla Walla
Dupont Okanogan Waterville
Duvall Olympia Wenatchee
Edmonds Omak White Salmon
Ellensburg Oroville Woodinville
Entiat Othello Woodland
Enumclaw Pasco Woodway
Everett Pateros Yakima
Fairchild AFB Port Angeles Yarrow Point
Fairfield Port Townsend Yelm
Fife Poulsbo

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.