Forestry and Beautification Awarded Bronze Leaf Award
By Office of Communication
Posted on February 19, 2012, February 19, 2012

The City of Arlington's Forestry and Beautification Division was awarded the Bronze Leaf Award for Outstanding Municipal Project of the Year for 2011 on Feb. 17, 2012, at the 76th annual North Central Texas Urban Forestry Conference. The award was in recognition Super Grow XLV of the City of Arlington's tree planting efforts to commemorate Super Bowl XLV. The Bronze Leaf award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to Urban Forestry. Nominations can be made for any person, group, organization, by explaining the contribution to urban/community forestry in the Cross Timbers region.

Super Grow XLV was Arlington Parks and Recreation's Forestry and Beautification division's program to plant more than 1100 trees around the city. The program kicked off with Tailgate and Trees, an event combining the planting of 100 trees with a tailgate party at Arlington's Village Condominiums. Other events included a similar tailgate party at Tarrant Community College's southeast Campus where 70 trees were planted and a school-wide assembly at Amos Elementary School where all 600 children were given a tree seedling to take home and plant. The program ended Jan. 24, 2011, with 400 trees planted that day around the city including 45 in Dr. Robert Cluck Linear Park which runs along Johnson Cree just west of AT&T Stadium.

Partners in the program included Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas Forest Service, Dallas Cowboys, Environmental Protection Agency, Tarrant Community College Southeast Campus, Arlington Thunder Pop Warner League, the Boy Scouts, Oncor, Texas Trees Foundation and the NFL Environmental Program.

Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council is comprised of members working to educate the public on the value of the unique Cross Timbers ecosystem and to help promote urban forestry.

Awarded Bronze Leaf Award

Dr. Robert Cluck Linear Park, Tarrant County College Southeast, Cowboys
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