Tree City USA Recognition for Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills, Michigan– Rochester Hills has been named a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation. It is the 21st year Rochester Hills has received this national recognition.

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.

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.

“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.”

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

This year’s tree planting ceremony commemorating Arbor Day will be held at the Stoney Creek Schoolhouse, 1051 Washington Road, at 4:00 p.m. on April 29, 2011. The public is invited. Please call Parks and Forestry at 248-656-4673 for further information.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources, including CNN Money magazine and, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education and technology, the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.

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