Pop-up Forest creates a uniquely immersive experience in Tacoma

The City of Tacoma’s Urban Forestry team, Tacoma Tree Foundation, and partners were hard at work over the last several months creating an inspiring, interactive experience to help envision what the Tacoma Mall neighborhood’s built environment could look like with the addition of more trees. With 9% tree canopy cover in comparison to Tacoma’s 20% … Continue reading Pop-up Forest creates a uniquely immersive experience in Tacoma

Happy Arbor Day, Washington!

This year, Washington State’s Arbor Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13 (scroll down to read the Governor's proclamation!). Later on in the month, the National Arbor Day celebration will be held on Friday, April 29 – marking 150 years of Arbor Day inspiration nationwide! There are many ways to celebrate this historic moment, … Continue reading Happy Arbor Day, Washington!

Here’s How to Celebrate Arbor Day 2021 During Covid

Washington State’s Arbor Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 14th this year. During normal, non-pandemic times, the weeks ahead are generally full of prepping for April’s big celebrations. However, this year, traditional public gatherings to celebrate Arbor Day are largely postponed or reduced in size due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Not to worry! … Continue reading Here’s How to Celebrate Arbor Day 2021 During Covid

INFOGRAPHIC: Washington’s Tree City USA Communities by the Numbers

In its 44th year, the Tree City USA program is still going strong, helping communities structure, manage, and expand their public tree initiatives. Every year, the Arbor Day Foundation sends us the Tree City USA program, Tree Campus Higher Education (formally Tree Campus USA program), and Tree Line USA program summaries for each state. These infographics … Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Washington’s Tree City USA Communities by the Numbers

Congrats to our 2019 Tree City, Line, & Campus USA Partners!

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 … Continue reading Congrats to our 2019 Tree City, Line, & Campus USA Partners!

Congrats to our 2018 Tree City, Line, & Campus USA Partners!

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 … Continue reading Congrats to our 2018 Tree City, Line, & Campus USA Partners!

Congrats to our 2017 Tree–USA Partners!

Ninety-one cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also getting honors are the 11 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and 9 Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities in the state. Tree Campus USA Awards: DNR is pleased to announce that nine institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded … Continue reading Congrats to our 2017 Tree–USA Partners!

Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday

Happy Arbor Day! Here at DNR we celebrate the “tree planter’s holiday” all month long with communities across the state. Often celebrations include Earth Day, which supports activities friendly to the environment. The celebrations definitely complement each other. Trees provide a lot of positive environmental benefits as well as social and economic benefits. And Earth … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April Celebrates the Tree Planter’s Holiday