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
“If fall is the best time to plant trees in Washington, why is Arbor Day celebrated in the spring?” This question comes up often, so let’s break it down. Arbor Day was founded by Nebraska farmer and statesman, J. Sterling Morton. The very first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska on April, 10, 1872. In … Continue reading Arbor Day and Spring vs. Fall Planting
Urban forester Ben Thompson of the state Department of National Resources recently briefed the Port Angeles City Council on how the city can rejoin the 89 other Washington cities on the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA list. The Arbor Day Foundation listing recognizes cities that meet certain requirements such as having a forester or … Continue reading From the Field: Port Angeles City Council Looks to Regain Tree City USA Designation
Arbor Day is a celebration of trees and all the great things they do for us here in “The Evergreen State.” Washington State Arbor Day is always celebrated on the second Wednesday of April -- April 11 this year. To learn more about Arbor Day in 2018, check out this new, interactive website built expressly … Continue reading Arbor Day and Natural Resource Management
Now with 90 cities earning the Tree City USA Award in Washington, there are a lot of Arbor Day events throughout the state that celebrate the benefits and values of trees. Many communities celebrate in April; however, several cities choose to celebrate Arbor Day in the fall. No matter the time or place, Arbor Day is … Continue reading Arbor Day 2017 in Review
“And then it was spring…” It’s been coming for a while, but with the longer days, it seems like the flowers on trees and in gardens popped open overnight. It must be time to celebrate Arbor Day! All month UCF staff, members of the Washington Community Forestry Council, along with Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner — April
The City of Longview Urban Forestry Division is unveiling the Tree Benefit Project at the Frank Willis Arboretum at Lake Sacajawea Park. The project will be in place during the month of April. Beginning on April 5, lake visitors will encounter tree benefit tags located next to trees strategically placed around the path. Each tag … Continue reading From the Field: Tree Benefits in Longview, Wash.