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!

From the Field: Port Angeles City Council Looks to Regain Tree City USA Designation

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

2017 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

Is your community a Tree City USA? Would you believe there are 90 Tree City USA Communities in Washington state, and that nearly 50 percent of Washington's population lives in a Tree City USA? It's true, and the program continues to grow every year with new cities applying for the designation. The Arbor Day Foundation's online … Continue reading 2017 Tree City USA Applications now being Accepted

Congrats to our 2016 Tree–USA Partners!

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!

Coordinator’s Corner–July

Last month Ben and I met Anna Heckman, Everett’s Urban Forester, for an on-the-streets walking tour of trees in the Everett central business district for the 2016 Association of Washington Cities conference. The take-home message on the tour was that well-planned and maintained street trees are assets to a city. During the tour and at … Continue reading Coordinator’s Corner–July