While the National Arbor Day observance is celebrated on the last Friday in April, many states and municipalities have implemented state or locally recognized Arbor Days that reflect the best time for planting in their region. One such city is Seattle, which celebrates Arbor Day in October.
Seattle residents are invited to join urban foresters in a tree planting on Saturday, October 18. Volunteers will plant 13 street trees in selected planting strips. The tree planting will bring urban foresters from five departments of the City of Seattle together: Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle City Light—also a recognized Tree Line USA, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, and the Office of sustainability and Environment.
Seattle has a strong urban forestry program; you can read up on the city’s achievements in our #TreeCityUSATuesday blog feature.