Toledo Again Named a Tree City USA

 

The City of Toledo was named a 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

“This is an honor for the city of Toledo and shows our great commitment to green space,” said Toledo Public Service Director Paul Rasmusson.

Toledo has been a Tree City USA for multiple years. There are four standards that must be met to be recognized: a tree board or department responsible for trimming, planting, and removals; a tree ordinance; a budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community firsthand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”

More information on the program can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.