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.
There are 90 cities and towns across Washington that have earned the Tree City USA Award, 11 Tree Line USA Utility Companies and 6 Tree Campus USA Colleges and Universities. Tree Campus USA Awards: DNR is pleased to announce that seven institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded the 2016 Tree Campus USA Award … Continue reading Congrats to our 2016 Tree–USA Partners!
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 in April, and this year, April 12 is proclaimed Arbor Day by Governor Jay Inslee. However, Arbor Day is more than just a celebration … Continue reading Arbor Day is on the Way…
In the January 2015 edition of the Tree Link we published an article called “New Year’s Resolutions for Community Tree Advocates”. This year we’re revisiting that idea but with a new twist. For those who actually manage community trees, here are some suggested New Year’s resolutions just for you: Initiate a structural pruning program. According … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Community Tree Managers
Trees, shade, environmental benefits and reduced energy bills – all good things. Simple act – Huge impact. Avista is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide free shade, that is energy-saving trees, to its customers in 2017. This partnership is modeled on a very successful Shade Tree Program that has provided Spokane County Avista customers … Continue reading Avista Utilities & Arbor Day Foundation Team Up in 2017