Anchorage Recognized as Tree City USA
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Contact: Bryce Hyslip
ANCHORAGE RECOGNIZED AS TREE CITY USA BY ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION
Anchorage has been named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of our commitment to effective urban forest management.
The Tree City USA recognition is achieved by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance proclamation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
“Everyone benefits when elected official, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Anchorage make smart investments into urban forests,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous, social and environmental benefits.”
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.