FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2020
Town Recognized as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation for the Ninth Year
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead, NY - Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Town has once again been recognized as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.
This is the ninth year that the Town has received the designation of “Tree City USA.” This designation is given out to towns and cities that have a viable tree management plan and program. In order to be eligible to be recognized as a “Tree City USA” community certain requirements must be met such as; having a Tree Board or Department, having a Tree Care Ordinance, having a Community Forestry Program and the observance of Arbor Day.
“I thank the Arbor Day Foundation for recognizing the Town’s commitment to the environment, especially in planting and caring for our trees,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We are proud to again earn this prestigious designation that exemplifies our track record of enacting successful environmental initiatives.”
The “Tree City USA,” program was created by the Arbor Day Foundation, which is the nation’s leading community forestry program that provides a foundation for effective and well-organized community tree care. It is also facilitated in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. This program provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 93 million Americans call home.
For more information 311 or (516) 869-6311.