Green, OH (March 22, 2019) – The City of Green is pleased to announce that it has been named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Green achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Green is such a quality community and has consistently demonstrated strong stewardship of green space and trees, said Public Service Director Valerie Wax Carr. “Becoming one of the 241 Tree City USA communities in the State of Ohio seemed an obvious choice and I am very proud that the City of Green has achieved this status.”
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.
“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.”
The City of Green will hold its 2019 Arbor Day celebration on Friday, May 3 @ 1:00pm in conjunction with the new dog park opening located within Ariss Park. The public is welcome to attend.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org or follow us @Cityofgreen on Twitter or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio