Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Township for 3rd Time Since 2011
For the third time since 2011, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Robbinsville Township as a “Tree City USA” community for its efforts over the past year, ADF President Dan Lambe announced.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. More than 3,400 cities and towns have been recognized as a Tree City USA community.
Robbinsville, which has planted more than 10,000 trees over the past five years and has been recognized as a Tree City USA community in 2011, 2013 and 2015, met the program’s four requirements:
- Tree board or department
- Tree care ordinance
- Annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per-capita
- Arbor Day observance and proclamation
“Tree City Communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” Mr. Lambe said. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride whether it’s through volunteer engagement of public education.”
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Since 1972, it has recognized the inspiring and life-changing work of leading environmental stewards and tree planters through the annual Arbor Day Awards. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.