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Scottsdale Named “Tree City USA”; Celebration Set April 2
Scottsdale has been named a “Tree City USA” for the 27th year, the most for any Arizona community. In a ceremony last week at the state Capitol, Mayor Jim Lane and Parks and Recreation Director Bill Murphy accepted the award on behalf of Scottsdale, which also received two additional honors.
The city earned a “Tree City USA Growth Award” for improving community tree care and received the “Great Trees of Arizona” award for the grove of 25 olive trees along Second Street and Drinkwater Boulevard. The trees were planted by Scottsdale founder Winfield Scott.
The public is invited to help the city celebrate Arbor Day and its
designation as Tree City USA at 10:30 a.m. April 2 at Eldorado Park near the recently renovated lake.
Tree City USA is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in
cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The program provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs.
To qualify for Tree City USA, a town or city must meet four standards
established by the Foundation and the Association of State Foresters. They must have a tree board or department; have a tree care ordinance; have a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita; and have an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
For more information on the Tree City USA program, visit:
For more information on Scottsdale environmental and preservation programs, visit: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Topics/EnvironmentPreservation.asp
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