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Posted on: February 26, 2018

Taylor receives Tree City USA designation for sixth year


The City of Taylor has been notified by Texas A&M Forest Service that it again meets the standards for designation as a Tree City USA, a program of The Arbor Day Foundation. It is the sixth year in a row for the award.

According the the ADF's website, the Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management, which are to:

  • maintain a tree board or department
  • have a community tree ordinance
  • spend at least $2 per capita on urban forestry
  • celebrate Arbor Day

Texas A&M and its regional urban foresters complete the certification locally for ADF. 

The City of Taylor holds its annual Arbor Day tree planting and ceremony each year in early November.

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