The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recognized 82 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA in honor of Arbor Day, last Friday, April 26.
Snoqualmie is one of them. The Valley city has been a Washington State Tree City USA award winner for three years.
DNR recognizes cities that earn the Tree City USA title for their efforts in keeping urban forests healthy and vibrant.
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.
To learn how to properly plant and care for new trees, visit the International Society of Arboriculture website at www.treesaregood.com.