ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION NAMES MACOMB TREE CITY USA ARBOR DAY CEREMONY PLANNED

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Macomb was named a 2021 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The community also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care.
Macomb achieved Tree City USA recognition 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.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
“We are grateful for this recognition and applaud our dedicated City Arborist. Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Mayor Michael Inman. “Recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education,” Inman added.
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
This year’s Arbor Day ceremony and tree planting will take place on Friday, April 29th at 11:00 a.m. on the Macomb Downtown Square in front of 28 West Side Square. Forester Skip Bowles, with the support of the Macomb Women’s Club and the Macomb Beautiful Association, will plant a Paperbark Maple tree. The public is invited to attend. The rain date for this event will be Monday, May 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million- member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information can be found at arborday.org

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