Arbor Day Foundation Names Toledo Tree City USA for 24th Year
The City of Toledo, Oregon, was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The City of Toledo 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.
Trees are assets 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.
The City of Toledo was one of 63 cities in Oregon who has been approved for 2017 Tree City USA status by the Arbor Day Foundation.
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 is available at ArborDay.org.