Annual Tree City USA applications for Washington communities were due on December 1. Did your community submit their 2021 application? If not, you can still do so, email for more information.

To help cities maintain and grow their tree cover, the Arbor Day Foundation has published more than 100 Tree City USA Bulletins on a wide range of topics. These bulletins have become a staple in the world of municipal forestry and are now tagged by topic, neatly organized, available in Spanish, and you can download them for free.

Here’s a sampling of the topics:

  • How to Prune Young Shade Trees
  • Resolving Tree-Sidewalk Conflicts
  • The Right Tree for the Right Place
  • How to Write a Municipal Tree Ordinance
  • Tree City USA: Foundation for Better Tree Management
  • Understanding Landscaping Cultivars
  • 10 Tree Myths to Think About

Download the bulletins here.

Extra tip: If you’re more of a visual learner, explore the Tree Care Video Library for helpful tutorials.