Hills celebrates Tree City designation


For the 22nd year, Rochester Hills has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards:  a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.

Bryan Barnett

This year’s tree planting ceremony commemorating Arbor Day will be held at Bloomer Park, 345 John R Road at 4 p.m. on April 27.  The public is invited.

“Trees and their many benefits to our communities have never been more important,” said John Rosenow, President of the National Arbor Day Foundation.  “Proper tree planting and care today will help ensure cleaner, healthier, more tree-filled cities and towns tomorrow.”

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

“Tree City USA is a recognized standard of an effective community forestry program,” Rosenow said.  “The basis of such a program is a commitment to ongoing improvement and renewal.”

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