Doraville, GA, February 15, 2016 – The Post Reports – Doraville has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. 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.
Doraville achieved the 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.
“We place a high priority on the environment, and becoming a Tree City USA is a testament to this community’s commitment to work together to enjoy and preserve our trees,” says Doraville Mayor Donna Pittman.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” notes Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. The help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide a wildlife habitat, among other benefits.
More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.