Newcastle is named a Tree City for seventh year

April 9, 2014

NEW — 4:10 p.m. April 9, 2014

Contributed Volunteers plant trees at Newcastle’s Arbor Day celebration Oct. 26.

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Volunteers plant trees at Newcastle’s Arbor Day celebration Oct. 26.

Newcastle was named a Tree City USA for its seventh straight year in honor of Arbor Day April 9. Read more

Newcastle selected as a Tree City USA community for sixth straight year

April 12, 2013

NEW — 3:30 p.m. April 12, 2013

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has recognized 82 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 sixth year Newcastle has been recognized as a Tree City.

Washington celebrated Arbor Day on April 10. 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.

Learn how to properly plant and care for new trees by going to the International Society of Arboriculture website at www.treesaregood.com.

Newcastle selected as Tree City USA community

May 3, 2012

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has recognized 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 celebrated Arbor Day on April 11. There were 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.

Learn how to properly plant and care for new trees by going to the International Society of Arboriculture website at www.treesaregood.com.

Newcastle named ‘Tree City USA’ again

March 23, 2009

NEW — 1:35 p.m. March 23, 2009

The city has again been named a “Tree City USA” community by the Arbor Day Foundation. This is the second year in a row Newcastle has been honored for its commitment to community forestry.

Newcastle met the four standards to become a “Tree City” community: having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

 

At last year’s Arbor Day event in May Creek Park, Aaron Milner (kneeling) was on hand to help plant 300 trees in three hours with other members of the community. — City of Newcastle

At last year’s Arbor Day event in May Creek Park, Aaron Milner (kneeling) was on hand to help plant 300 trees in three hours with other members of the community. — City of Newcastle

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