Arbor Day Foundation Names Green River Tree City USA

Arbor Day Foundation Names Green River Tree City USA

GREEN RIVER — Green River was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Green River achieved Tree City USA recognition 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 and 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.

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“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Green River make smart investments in urban forests,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty
to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, 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.

Join us as Green River celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday, May 9th 2015 in Centennial Park, downtown Green River.

More information on the Tree City USA program is available here.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization

From a press release