April 10, 2012
NEW — 3:15 p.m., April 10, 2012
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is recognizing 83 cities — including Newcastle — that have been chosen as a Tree City USA for their efforts in keeping urban forests healthy and vibrant. It is the fifth year Newcastle has been recognized as a Tree City.
Washington celebrates Arbor Day on April 11. There are events in communities throughout the state during the month of April to celebrate Arbor Day.
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.