VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver will be celebrating trees throughout the month of April. To honor Arbor Day, the Urban Forestry Commission will present the annual Gordon and Sylvia MacWilliams Evergreen Award to the Urban Youth Program, whose volunteers contributed to the city’s forest and natural areas.
Additionally, the city will be recognized as Tree City USA for the 32nd consecutive year. Awards will be given to Clark Public Utilities, WSU Vancouver and Clark College. Representatives from the Urban Youth Program and Forestry Commission will plant a tree at Fort Vancouver Community Library, while the community is encouraged to celebrate this month by taking self-guided tours of trees throughout the city.
For the entire month, visitors to Homestead Park and Father Blanchet Park will find pop-up arboretums — temporary, informational signs posted on select trees throughout the parks. Learn more at <a href=”http://www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry”>www.cityofvancouver.us/urbanforestry</a>.