• Commissioner Goldmark honors cities on Arbor Day

    OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today celebrated Washington State’s Arbor Day at events in Vancouver and on the West Capitol Campus in Olympia.

    “Planting and caring for trees is important for the environment and for livable, healthy cities,” said Commissioner Goldmark. “Arbor Day is a great time to think about how you can plant and maintain trees in urban areas throughout the state to encourage their multiple benefits.”

    There are events in communities throughout the state during the month of April to celebrate Arbor Day. In Washington, there are now 77 cities with the distinction of Tree City USA.

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  • City of Hoquiam to celebrate Arbor Day and Month in April

    The City of Hoquiam has proclaimed April as Arbor Month and April 24th as Arbor Day. To kick off the celebration of Arbor Month, the City of Hoquiam will begin planting trees along Sumner Avenue beginning the week of April 6th. As the entrance to our community, the Urban Forestry Board identified Sumner Avenue as the perfect spot to begin a tree planting program that will "branch" out to the rest of the community over the coming years.

    On April 24th the City of Hoquiam and Urban Forestry Advisory Board would like to invite the community to celebrate Arbor Day at the Hoquiam Farmer's Market. The celebration will begin at 3:00 p.m. with opening remarks by Mayor Jack Durney. The celebration will include planting of four ginkgo trees in front of the Farmer's Market by the local Brownies, Cub Scouts, Grays Harbor Young Professionals, and the Urban Forestry Advisory Board.

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