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☷ Fayetteville Arkansas - City of Fayetteville honored with 27th consecutive Tree City USA designation
Fayetteville , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
March 9 , 2022
Parks , Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Department
479 - 444 - 3470
jscott@fayetteville - ar . gov
City of Fayetteville honored with 27th consecutive Tree City USA designation
FAYETTEVILLE , Ark . — The City of Fayetteville has been named a 2021 Tree City USA in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management . Fayetteville has now received this designation 27 years in a row .
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 .
The Arbor Day Foundation also awarded the City a 2021 Growth Award , an additional Tree City USA award that shows the City grew its programs , services , new certification or any improvements over last year for Urban Forestry . Fayetteville has received the Growth Award for 8 years in a row .
Cities receive the Tree City USA recognition by meeting or exceeding the program’s requirements: having 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 .
National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April . The City celebrates Arbor Day in October with the Celebration of Trees , where Urban Forestry gives away 1 , 000 trees to Fayetteville residents .
The City of Fayetteville recognizes and promotes the value of a healthy urban forest . Trees provide multiple benefits , including increased property values , reduced home - cooling costs , carbon sequestration , oxygen , the removal of air pollutants and much more .
To learn more about the importance of trees and review resources , such as a list of invasive plants and native alternatives , proper tree mulching , tree - care tips and other tree information , please visit the Urban Forestry webpage:
https://www . fayetteville - ar . gov/339/Urban - Forestry
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