"We are very pleased that teachers across the state were able to put the educational materials in the contest curriculum to good use," said DNR Urban Forestry Program Manager Sarah Griffith. "This year's theme challenged the students to look at what trees do for us in the towns and cities that we live in. The judges faced a difficult task in choosing only one state poster winner among so many excellent entries, and we want to thank everyone for participating."


This year's state poster contest was financed by Puget Sound Energy as part of a larger effort to coordinate Arbor Day events around the state. The theme of this year's national contest was: "Trees are Terrific… in Cities and Towns!"

For more information about the Arbor Day poster contest or community and urban forestry, please contact DNR Urban Forestry Program Manager Sarah Griffith at 1-800-523-8733.

Posters on public display in April

New this year, Arbor Day posters that entered at the state level in Washington will be on display at the Hands-On Children's Museum in Olympia during April, which was designated Arbor Month by the Washington State Legislature.

April 8th, is officially Arbor Day in Washington, while National Arbor Day is celebrated April 24th.