April 12, 2019
Pasco holds ceremonial tree planting in observance of Arbor Day and 12 years of being named “Tree City USA”. Franklin PUD donates $1000 toward purchase of trees for the event.
1125 N 4th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
Arbor Day/Tree City USA Celebration
Friday, April 12, 2019
Trees are assets to any community when properly planted and maintained. They help improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
Pasco achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
The City will be planting eight trees, with the Kentucky Coffeetree as the “featured” tree. The Kentucky Coffeetree is a larger tree with unique bark and leaf characteristics. This is a rare tree but can adapt to our area. Officials will also be handing out 200 tree saplings for community members to plant at home.