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

Congrats to our 2015 Tree–USA Partners

There are 87 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 2014 Tree Campus USA Award … Continue reading Congrats to our 2015 Tree–USA Partners

All I Want for Christmas is to Live in a Tree City USA; Communities can Apply Now

Is your city or town a Tree City? Tree City USA communities bring recognized benefits to their citizens because trees and forests, when well cared for, help boost community health, safety, and character. Tree City USA helps cities and towns build a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs. Cities and towns that pursue the … Continue reading All I Want for Christmas is to Live in a Tree City USA; Communities can Apply Now

Ceremony Kicks Off Urban & Community Forestry Month

Helping Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark kick off Urban & Community Forestry Month on Friday, October 3, in Olympia were several dignitaries, a dozen pre-school children from a nearby daycare facility, two wooden benches, and three large boxes of tree-shaped cookies. More about the benches and the cookies in a minute. DNR sponsors Urban & … Continue reading Ceremony Kicks Off Urban & Community Forestry Month

30 Years of Tree City USA in Washington; Congratulations to our Partners from Around the State

When the City of Ellensburg became a Tree City USA in 1983, little did they know that it was the start of a trend that would, within the lifespan of a healthy urban tree, spread across the entire state. Now, 30 years later, there are 84 cities and town across Washington that have earned the Tree … Continue reading 30 Years of Tree City USA in Washington; Congratulations to our Partners from Around the State