The City of Washington has been awarded Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation again for 2017. Members from Washington Parks, Washington In Bloom, and Hillermann Nursery and Florist are shown celebrating this status at the Earth Day Event that was held at Hillermann’s on April 22. The event was a combined effort with the business and organizations represented in the photo.

In the picture from left is Josh Wargo from Washington Parks Department holding the proclamation, Sally Bocklage with Washington In Bloom, and Leslie Mahin, Don Sherman, Sandi Hillermann McDonald and John Manhart all with Hillermann Nursery & Florist.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. Learn more at