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Posted on: April 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City is Named Tree City USA for 20th Consecutive Year

Volunteers joined City of Issaquah staff on April 20, 2013, to celebrate Arbor Day, Earth Day and the City’s 20th year as a Tree City USA.

Throughout the day, 24 volunteers planted 130 native conifer trees — Douglas fir and Western red cedar — along the Pickering Trail and Issaquah Creek. The youngest volunteer was 5 years old.

Earlier this month, the City and 81 other Washington municipalities received recognition from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for being chosen as a Tree City USA.
Only eight cities in Washington have been designated as a Tree City USA longer than the City of Issaquah.

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. (The City Park Board handles tree-related issues.)

Learn how to properly plant and care for new trees from the International Society of Arboriculture.

On Earth Day and every day, the City is a leader in demonstrating the next generation of sustainability in the Pacific Northwest, and serves as a model for innovation, collaboration and effectiveness within our community.

Learn more about the City’s ongoing efforts from the Office of Sustainability.

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