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April 10, 2012
 
Eighty-three cities in Washington go the extra mile for healthy urban forests
Arbor Day celebrates Tree Cities throughout the state

OLYMPIA – This year, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is recognizing 83 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA. DNR recognizes cities that earn the Tree City USA title for their efforts in keeping urban forests healthy and vibrant.

Washington State celebrates Arbor Day on April 11. There are events in communities throughout the state during the month of April to celebrate Arbor Day. To be acknowledged as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, a city must designate staff to care for trees, appoint a citizen tree board to advocate for community forestry, establish a tree ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on tree care, and celebrate Arbor Day.

Find out if your city is a Tree City USA.

To learn how to properly plant and care for new trees, visit the International Society of Arboriculture website at www.treesaregood.com  

Washington State 2011 Tree City USA Award Winners

City / YearsCity / YearsCity / Years
Airway Heights / 9
Anacortes / 11
Arlington / 10
Auburn / 9
Bainbridge Island / 7
Bellevue / 21
Bellingham / 16
Bonney Lake / 7
Bothell / 12
Bremerton / 16
Burien / 11
Cashmere / 25
Centralia / 4
Chelan / 5
Cheney / 2
Clarkston / 16
Clyde Hill / 19
Colfax / 7
Colville / 11
Covington / 10
Dupont / 3
Edmonds / 1
Ellensburg / 29
Entiat / 12
Enumclaw / 10
Everett / 19
Fairchild / 18
Fairfield / 8
Fife / 3
George / 9
Grandview / 15
Hoquiam / 4
Issaquah / 19
Kennewick / 12
Kent / 10
Kirkland / 10
Lacey / 21
Lake Forest Park / 9
Liberty Lake / 9
Longview / 28
Lynnwood / 13
Marysville / 3
Medina / 6
Town of Millwood / 5
Mount Vernon / 17
Newcastle / 5
North Bend  /1
Oak Harbor / 9
Okanogan / 15
Olympia / 19
Omak  /15
Oroville / 4
Pasco / 5
Port Townsend / 11
Poulsbo / 15
Pullman / 15
Redmond / 13
Renton / 4
Richland / 14
Ritzville / 2
Rockford / 1
SeaTac / 3
Seattle / 27
Snoqualmie / 2
Spokane / 9
Town of Steilacoom / 8
Sumner / 18
Tacoma  /18
Tonasket / 6
Town of Hunts Point / 21
Town of Waterville / 13
Tukwila / 10
Tumwater / 17
Town of Twisp / 12
University Place / 12
Vancouver / 23
Walla Walla / 18
Wenatchee / 6
Woodinville / 16
Woodland / 5
Town of Woodway  /6
Yarrow Point / 2
Yelm / 16

Urban and Community Forestry
DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, guided by the Washington Community Forestry Council, works to educate citizens and decision-makers about the economic, environmental, psychological, and aesthetic benefits of trees. Program staff assist local governments, citizen groups and volunteers with planting and sustaining healthy trees and vegetation where Washington residents live and work.

Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Community Outreach and Education, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov

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