Arlington Celebrates 20 Years as Tree City USA Community
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on October 29, 2019, October 29, 2019

Tree City USA

The City of Arlington is celebrating its designation as a Tree City USA community for 20 straight years.

The Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home.

The City of Arlington, which strives to protect and strengthen our urban tree canopy through strategic initiatives and annual community outreach events, first achieved its Tree City USA designation in 1999. The many benefits of being a nationally recognized Tree City community include creating framework for action, education, a positive public image and citizen pride.

Arlington is one of more than 3,400 communities nationwide participate in the Tree City USA program.

“Trees provide so much to Arlington’s character, from creating beautiful neighborhoods and park spaces that bring pride to our community to providing shade that helps our residents and business owners save on energy costs,” said Wendy Pappas, Urban Forest and Land Manager for Arlington Parks and Recreation. “We are proud of our long-time designation as a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation and we will continue working with our residents, businesses and developers to protect and grow our urban tree canopy.”

Click here to read more about the City Let’s Enhance Arlington’s Forests (L.E.A.F.) Program, which provides free trees to residents.

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