Nurturing the Urban Forest



Nurturing the Urban Forest

Sixty four cities in Indiana have achieved the title of Tree City USA. For a list of these cities click here. Each of these cities has committed to promote and nurture a healthy environment for trees within their city. Among the earliest cities to achieve this designation is Anderson. The following is a reprint of an article in Mayor Kevin Smith's newsletter. Certainly Anderson, and all the other cities, deserve praise for their good work in improving the environment within their city limits.

City Receives 23rd Foundation Designation

Thursday, March 26,the Arbor Day Foundation announced that timagehe City of Anderson has again received the Tree City USA designation for the year of 2014. This week’s announcement marks the 23rd year Anderson has attained the designation, far exceeding requirements in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

To qualify as a Tree City USA community, a town or city must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters.

The following standards were established to ensure communities have a viable tree management program: -- Active Tree Board -- Tree Care Ordinance -- Community Forestry Program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita -- Arbor Day observance and proclamation


posted by Dick Sprague

Regional Coordinator