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Posted on: February 3, 2017

Poolesville Designated Tree City USA!

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The Town of Poolesville is proud to announce that it has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. Through the efforts of our Elected Officials, the Sustainable Poolesville Committee and in partnership with our local schools, Poolesville has achieved the honor of becoming a Tree City USA. We have attained Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

The benefits of Arbor Day go far beyond the shade and beauty of new trees for the next generation. Arbor Day is a golden opportunity for publicity and to educate homeowners about proper tree care. Town officials and staff  joined in with local schools to promote planting trees on Arbor Day. This allowed schools to include conservation, education about soil erosion or the need to protect wildlife habitat into the event.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Cleaner air, improved stormwater management, energy savings, and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities. More information is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

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