Thursday, April 2, 2015

Delray Beach and recognition from Arbor Day Foundation: Tree City USA

From a story in this month's Coastal Star:
     For the 15th consecutive year, Delray Beach has been designated as a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The honor recognizes the city for its commitment to urban forestry management and environmental improvements.
     Four standards were met by the city to achieve the status, including having a tree board, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of $2 per resident, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
     The designation, city officials say, promotes civic pride, educates the public on current urban forestry practices and helps to secure financial assistance for related projects.
Congratulations Delray Beach! There is another city in Palm Beach County that is also a Tree City USA: Lake Worth. Is it time for our Lake Worth Tree Board to ratchet up that public relations machine and get the word out: "Hey, Lake Worth is a Tree City USA too!"

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