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!

Tree Cheers to Our Tree City, Campus & Line USA Partners!

As the nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day on April 29, 2022, we also celebrate all of our city, education, and utility partners that received recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation in 2021. Tree City USA - 91 Washington cities qualified  Tree Campus USA – 10 higher education institutions were recognizedTree Line USA … Continue reading Tree Cheers to Our Tree City, Campus & Line USA Partners!

Tree City USA Bulletins & Resources

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 Jessica.Lloyd@dnr.wa.gov 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 … Continue reading Tree City USA Bulletins & Resources

2021 Tree City USA applications now being accepted

The 2021 Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education and Tree Line USA applications and re-applications are now being accepted. The Arbor Day Foundation makes the entire application process available on-line. The DNR Urban and Community Forestry Program is responsible for reviewing Tree City USA applications from Washington communities to ensure that submitted information is current … Continue reading 2021 Tree City USA applications now being accepted

INFOGRAPHIC: Washington’s Tree City USA Communities

Thousands of communities across the country consider their tree canopy a source of pride and continually strive to improve it — and through the Tree City USA program they garner national attention and recognition for it every year. Founded by the Arbor Day Foundation in 1976, Tree City USA is an annual designation for communities … Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: Washington’s Tree City USA Communities

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

Congrats to our 2020 Tree City, Line & Campus USA Partners!

Ninety-two cities and towns across Washington have earned the Tree City USA Award. Also receiving honors are 11 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 10 institutions of higher education in Washington have been awarded the … Continue reading Congrats to our 2020 Tree City, Line & Campus USA Partners!

2020 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

Is your community a Tree City USA? There are 94 Tree City USA Communities in Washington, and nearly 50 percent of Washington’s population lives in a Tree City USA. These statistics show us that communities across our state consider their tree canopy a source of pride and continually strive to improve it — and through the … Continue reading 2020 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

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!