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Fayetteville receives 28th consecutive 'Tree City USA' designation

The designation is given to cities who showcase commitment to effective urban forest management.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Fayetteville has received its 28th consecutive "City Tree USA" designation, which is given to cities who are committed to effective urban forest management. 

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, partnering with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

'Tree City USA' is designated to cities who meet the following requirements: 

  • having a tree board or department
  • a tree care ordinance
  • an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita
  • an Arbor Day observance and proclamation

National Arbor Day is celebrated annually in the U.S. on the last Friday in April. Fayetteville celebrates Arbor Day in October with its 'Celebration of Trees'. During the 2022 Celebration of Trees, Urban Forestry gave away more than 1,200 trees to Fayetteville residents.

The City of Fayetteville says it recognizes and promotes the value of a healthy urban forest. According to the city, trees provide multiple benefits including increased property values, reduced home cooling costs, carbon sequestration, oxygen and the removal of air pollutants.

To learn more about the importance of trees and the city's resources through urban forest management, click here.

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