Friday, March 16, 2018

Arbor Day Foundation Names Fort Thomas Tree City USA


Fort Thomas was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Fort Thomas'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.

"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it s through volunteer engagement or public education."


Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.


More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

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