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Question of the Moment

What is the role of the Tree City USA Board?

Tree City USA Board. The Tree Board is responsible for studying, investigating, developing, updating, and administering a written plan for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal, or disposition of trees and other plantings in City parks, along City streets, and in other City-owned public areas. The written plan, which will constitute the City’s official comprehensive tree plan, will be presented to the City Council annually.

The Tree Board has formed a list of recommended trees that are compatible with Yakima’s climate. The list will be formatted and published to their webpage in the near future.
Tree Board webpage: https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/planning/yakima-tree-board/