The City of Dallas has been named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings received the news from Dan Lambe, President of Arbor Day Foundation in a written letter that praises Dallas for being “a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority”.
Started in 1976, the Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.
Dallas achieved Tree City USA status by meeting the program’s four requirements:
- a tree board or department;
- a tree-care ordinance;
- an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and,
- an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
More information is available online at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.