In 2014, Lake Oswego celebrates its 25th year as a Tree City USA (TCUSA)! TCUSA is a certification provided by the National Arbor Day Foundation to recognize cities for demonstrating a strong commitment to managing and caring for trees. Over the last 25 years, Lake Oswego has met the four TCUSA standards by maintaining a tree board, a tree ordinance, a minimum $2 per capita expenditure for tree planting and maintenance, and an annual celebration and proclamation of Arbor Day. There are currently 56 TCUSA communities throughout Oregon. Visit www.arborday.org/programs/treecityusa/ to learn more.
In honor of this benchmark anniversary, Lake Oswego’s Urban & Community Forestry program is celebrating trees with workshops and events every month throughout 2014. Events kicked off with the Arbor Week Festival on April 6th.
2014 Programs & Events:
- 2014 Urban & Community Forestry Monthly Calendar of Events: In 2014, U&CF is holding an event every month of the year! View our monthly calendar for upcoming events or view photos from past events.
- Arbor Week 2014: In Oregon, we celebrate Arbor Week during the first week of April. Lake Oswego celebrated Arbor Week with events for all ages all over the City in 2014! Click here for photos from this year’s Arbor Week festivities.
- This year, Urban & Community Forestry, Parks & Recreation’s Teen Lounge, and Frog Pond Toys sponsored two Arbor Day art contests:
Arbor Week & Arbor Day Art & Poster Contest Donors:
Arbor Pro Tree Experts
Collier Arbor Care/Bartlett Tree Experts
Integrity Tree Care
Morton Tree & Landscape Maintenance
Morgan Holen & Associates
Northwest Tree Specialists
Teragan & Associates
Urban & Community Forestry events in 2014 are also made possible by support from our sponsors:
Frog Pond Toys
St. Honoré Boulangerie
World Forestry Center