Cities, don’t forget to apply for Tree City USA; deadline December 31

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Tree Cities have healthy trees that create a vibrant urban forest

Washington State has 83 cities who have received the Tree City USA designation. Is your city one of them?

When a community becomes a Tree City USA, it means more than being able to display a road sign or fly a flag. Tree City USA is a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs.

Not only will your community have pride, but it will also receive practical benefits. For example, when you become a Tree City USA, you will gain financial support for tree projects, contribute to safer and healthier urban forests, and provide municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better service to the voting public.

Find out how your city can become a Tree City. DNR will accept Tree City USA applications until December 31, 2012.

If you have questions or need help to promote the program in your community, contact DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.