For the 22nd straight year, the City of Southlake has been named a Tree City USA Community.  The award recognizes urban forestry management excellence.

The honor is given by The Arbor Day Foundation, which recently recertified the City as a designated 2019 Tree City USA community.

Tree City USA is a program that’s been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. This program helps provide a framework for communities to manage and expand their public trees footprint, while also celebrating the importance of an urban tree canopy and raising awareness of improving care for these vital trees.

To qualify for Tree City USA status, a community must meet four core standards of sound urban forestry management:

  1. Maintaining a tree board or department;
  2. Establishing a community tree ordinance;
  3. Spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry;
  4. Celebrating Arbor Day through a proclamation or observance

“The City takes great pride in being recertified as a 2019 Tree City USA community,” said Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker. “This designation allows our department to proudly promote the value of public trees and upholding sustainable tree management.”

To learn more about Tree City USA, visit the Arbor Day Foundation’s website. For more information about Southlake’s efforts in urban forestry management, please visit the Planning and Development Services website or give us a call at 817-748-8621.

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