March 19, 2013: The City of Delray Beach is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a “Tree City USA” community by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This honor acknowledges the City’s commitment to urban forestry management and environmental improvements. In order to achieve the status of a Tree City USA community, our City was required to meet four (4) standards:
- Tree Board or Department
- Maintain a Tree Care Ordinance
- Provide a Comprehensive Community Program
- Celebrate Arbor Day (i.e., Observance and Proclamation)
Being honored with a “Tree City USA” designation increases public awareness of the many social, economic and environmental benefits that our City achieves through its efforts to become a greener and more sustainable community. Delray Beach has planted over 10,000 flowers and trees that assist with sustaining air quality while beautifying our community. In addition, this important designation promotes community citizen pride, educates the public on current urban forestry practices and helps to secure financial assistance for other related projects. For more information, contact Jennifer Buce at (561) 243-7138 or E-mail email@example.com. The Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. It is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and National Association for State Foresters.