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Everett receives Tree City USA recognition from Arbor Day Foundation

  Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the city was recognized as a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

  “The city of Everett has been and will continue to be committed to maintaining effective urban forest management,” said DeMaria. “It is a privilege to be named a 2020 Tree City USA and I would like to thank the Arbor Day Foundation for this distinguished honor.”

  “Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Arbor Day Foundation President Daniel Lambe. “The trees being planted and cared for by Everett are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”

  Four requirements must be met to attain Tree City USA status. They are 1) having a tree board or department, 2) maintaining a tree care ordinance, 3) providing an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and 4) having an Arbor Day observation and proclamation.

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