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West Fargo North Dakota - City of West Fargo receives Arbor Day Foundation Growth Award 23 May 2022 ( news )
West Fargo , state North Dakota ( By Press Release office)
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The City of West Fargo , a Tree City USA , was named a Growth Award Recipient by the Arbor Day Foundation for the seventh consecutive year . West Fargo was one of only three cities in North Dakota to receive the award for 2021 along with Cavalier and Wahpeton .
The Growth Award looks back at the previous year , and recognizes major milestones and annual activities in five categories that combine to build sustainable community forestry programs .
“The Growth Award goes beyond our designation as a Tree City USA . It recognizes that West Fargo is continually implementing innovative ideas and strategies to grow and promote our urban forestry programs , ” said West Fargo City Forester Chad Zander , “We are proud that this is our seventh year honored , and are striving to receive the award 10 years in a row , earning West Fargo the distinction of Sterling Community . ”
West Fargo was recognized for efforts in the following three categories:
Performance - Tree Planting Projects:
The City of West Fargo planted two new community orchards in 2021 as a part of the Community Orchard Program . These small , local orchards are designed to encourage healthy eating , and provide an attraction and enhanced quality of life in the neighborhoods in which they are located . The orchards contain apple , pear , plum , and cherry trees with fruit available for residents to pick and use . To learn more about the Community Orchard Program visit
https://www . westfargond . gov/816/Community - Orchard
Building the Team - Grant Applications:
The City of West Fargo’s Forestry Division was awarded two grants in the 2021 calendar year from the North Dakota Forest Service . The first grant provided funding to plant 107 new trees on 14
Avenue E . and the second grant supported the removal and replacement of ash trees under power lines on 3
Avenue W . In total the Forestry Division was awarded $18 , 367 . 00 in 2021 .
Outreach - Publicity Campaigns:
In 2021 , the City of West Fargo started a publicity campaign called “Forestry Friday . ” Content was posted to City social media accounts highlighting regulations , helpful tips and tricks , forestry standards , forestry pictures and other relevant forestry issues to increase public awareness and education .
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