City of Yelm welcome sign
Photo courtesy of Yelm-based photographer Guustaaf Damave
Yelm will celebrate Arbor Day on May 11 at Yelm City Park from 11am until noon.
The National Arbor Day Foundation recognized Yelm for 10 years as a Tree City USA.
The City of Yelm Tree Advisory Board holds a fundraiser for the Adopt-A-Tree program and the Memorial Tree Program annually.
Click the hotlink above, then Citizen Committees, then Tree Advisory Board for more information.
Quoting the City’s website:
“City of Yelm Tree Advisory Board Mission Statement
The Yelm Tree Board is empowered to:
Contribute to and maintain a comprehensive community tree management program for the care and establishment of trees on public property;
Promote proper tree maintenance;
Advocate no net loss of the communitys urban forestry canopy;
Make recommendations to the City Council concerning ordinances, rules, and regulations that pertain to trees on public and private property that best serve the interest of the community;
Obtain public testimony and/or input as deemed necessary;
Promote public education about trees;
Develop innovative and joint funding for an urban forestry program from a variety of sources.
Current Yelm Tree Advisory Board members are:
Kevin McFarland, City Forester
Tami Merriman, Assistant Planner”