Washington State Urban and Community Forestry Program
The Washington State Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) Program provides technical, educational and financial assistance to Washington’s cities and towns, counties, non-profit organizations, and associations. Learn more!
Urban and Community Forestry MonthGovernor Jay Inslee proclaims October as Urban and Community Forestry Month. What will you do to celebrate trees?
Urban Forestry Grant Resources Page
The UCF program has developed a grant resources page to provide information regarding our Community Forestry Assistance, Public Tree Inventory, and Tree City USA Tree Planting grants. Current projects are listed, as well as references for our grantees and those interested in applying for grants.
Urban Forestry Restoration Project is an Exciting New Opportunity for Local Govenments
The Urban Forestry Restoration Project is an exciting opportunity to increase the health of urban forests in the Puget Sound Basin and Southwest Washington. Learn more!
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STOP! Don't Top that Tree!
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is promoting an anti-tree topping campaign to increase public understanding of proper tree care. To find out more please see our
Anti-Tree Topping Campaign.
Tree Protection on Construction and Development Sites: A Best Management Practices Guidebook for the Pacific Northwest
The guidebook was produced by Oregon State University Extension with grant assistance from the USDA Forest Service. It is modeled after a similar publication developed by the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This guidebook is part of an effort by DNR and ODF to address the effects of forest fragmentation. The guidebook is suitable for anyone involved in the land development process at any level. You can obtain a free copy of this new publication by sending an email to email@example.com or calling (800) 523-8733
Tree City USA
There are 82 Washington cities that have received Tree City USA designation. 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. Along with community pride comes practical benefits such as helping to gain financial support for tree projects, contributing to safer and healthier urban forests, and providing municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better service to the voting public.
DNR accepts Tree City USA applications in November and December of the year. Check out the DNR Tree City USA Resource Page to find out how your city can become a Tree City, then give us a call if you have questions or need help to promote the program in your community.
|Ten utility companies in Washington are designated Tree Line USA companies, recognized for using best practices in utility arboriculture, including first-year Avista Utilities. Learn more about Tree Line USA at Arbor Day Foundation.|
|Four Washington college campuses have shown their commitment to trees by meeting the standards to become Tree Campus USAs. Visit Arbor Day Foundation to find out more about this program that recognizes excellence in campus tree management, as well as student and community involvement across the nation.|
The Washington Community Forestry Council advises the Department of Natural Resources on policies and programs related to community and urban forestry.
Federal Civil Rights
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, DNR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. However, should a person wish to file a discrimination complaint, please write to:
Office of Civil Rights
Room 326-W, Whitten Building
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington D.C. 20250-9410
or call 202.720.5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.