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Robbinsville Again Named “Tree City USA’’ Community
Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Township for 7th Time
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (April 11, 2018) - For the seventh time since 2011, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Robbinsville Township as a "Tree City USA" community for its efforts over the past year, ADF President Dan Lambe announced.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. More than 3,400 cities and towns have been recognized as a Tree City USA community.
Robbinsville, which has planted more than 12,000 trees over the past six years and has been a Tree City USA community from 2011-2017, again met the program's four requirements:
* Tree board or department
* Tree care ordinance
* Annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per-capita
* Arbor Day observance and proclamation
"Tree City Communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,'' Mr. Lambe said. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride whether it's through volunteer engagement of public education."
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.