Visitors will see 100 more trees on Capitol Campus in the coming months as part of a national challenge around celebrating trees and forests. The Department of Enterprise Services planted the Washington state tree — a Western Hemlock — during the rainy kickoff event on Capitol Campus Friday with local leaders and Evergreen State College students standing nearby.
Ten other trees were planted this week through a partnership between DES (in charge of planting and maintaining the trees) and the Department of Natural Resources (in charge of purchasing many of the trees). The project should be completed by next April.
Inslee recently proclaimed October as Urban and Community Forestry Month.
“It’s our obligation to be better stewards of the natural world,” Inslee said. “And what better way to do that in our urban spaces than to beautify small plots of earth. Trees stand as a poignant reminder of why we fight climate change."
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