☷Fort Detrick Designated a Tree City USA Community
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Fort Detrick will soon become the recipient of two natural resource awards ( FY 2022 ) , which will again designate it a “Tree City USA” and a “Maryland PLANT ( People Loving and Nurturing Trees ) Community . ” On April 20 , 2022 , in acknowledgment of Arbor Day , the U . S . Army Garrison Department of Public Works , Environmental Management Division planted an American Sweetgum ( Liquidambar styraciflua ) at an on - post tree - planting ceremony . This will be the 25th consecutive year that Fort Detrick will receive a Maryland PLANT Community Award . The award levels are designated as bronze , silver , gold and green , with green being the highest award level . The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service and the Maryland Community Forest Council select the Maryland PLANT Community Award winner . It is provided to publicly recognize people and communities that have enhanced community forests during the past year . These efforts will also earn Fort Detrick their 20th consecutive “Tree City USA Award” provided by the National Arbor Day Foundation . This award is presented to organizations that have established boards or committees to coordinate tree issues , community tree ordinances , community forestry programs and annual Arbor Day observances . Fort Detrick will soon become the recipient of two natural resource awards ( FY 2022 ) , which will again designate it a “Tree City USA” and a “Maryland PLANT Community . ” The official Arbor Day observance in Maryland is recognized the first Wednesday in April; however , unofficially it can be observed any day that the community plants a tree with community participation . The Arbor Day Foundation is a non - profit , environmental , education organization with over a million members , donors , and partners . Their mission is to inspire people to plant , nurture and celebrate trees . For more information about Tree City USA , visit www . arborday . org/TreeCityUSA .
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