The Town of Hunts
Point has been awarded the Tree City USA for the past 22
years. The Town has a Tree Code that protects larger
trees. The Town has a 60% tree canopy coverage, and our
goal is to maintain it at 60% for the long term. We are
proud of our trees, and do our best to protect them.
Below is a press release from the Arbor Day
Hunts Point, WA
was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day
Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban
forest management. This is the 22nd year
Hunts Point has earned the national
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 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.
benefits when elected officials, volunteers and
committed citizens in communities like Hunts Point make
smart investments in urban forests," said John Rosenow,
founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
"Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our
neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and
improved storm water management, energy savings and
increased property values and commercial activity are
among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
Please join us at
Clean Up Day for the Tree City USA award, 9AM at Town