Arbor Day Foundation Names Trophy Club 'Tree City USA'

Posted by April Reiling on Jun 30, 2015
Tags: Community, Town News, Government, Trophy Club Park, Parks

The Arbor Day Foundation has designated Trophy Club a ‘Tree City USA’ recipient by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Trophy Club make smart investments in urban forests," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. ''Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous
economic, social and environmental benefits."

Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.

More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.