Tree City Award

The City has a strong commitment to its Urban Forestry Program. It has been recognized on a annual basis as a Tree City USA for its efforts to preserve and enhance the urban forest.

The purpose of Hoquiam’s Urban Forestry Program is to maximize the aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits that trees provide to city residents and visitors by preserving, managing and enhancing existing trees and other vegetation and promoting the reforestation of the urban area, through an active integrated program with community support and participation. When walking around our city, note that wherever you see trees you are seeing part of the urban forest.

The urban forest is comprised of the trees, shrubs and other vegetation in parks, along streets, in yards, on empty lots and in urban natural areas. These trees provide important benefits to all residents of the city. Because human activity disrupts natural forest processes, people have an important role in maintaining and enhancing the urban forest. Our commitment to Urban Forestry as well as our ‘green infrastructue’ provide many benefits to our residents and visitors:

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