The City of Danbury has once again been named as a “Tree City USA,” making 2013 the 23rd year the city has received the accolade. Danbury was chosen due to its comprehensive community forestry program, dedicated Forestry Division, tree care ordinances, and Arbor Day observation.
In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day this past weekend, various community organizations, including the Danbury Garden Club, held tree plantings at Kenosia Park and Rogers Park.
“Danbury’s commitment to preserving and maintaining our community’s natural beauty is important, and helps make Danbury a great place to live and visit,” said Danbury mayor Mark Boughton. “I applaud the hard work of our Forestry Division, whose dedication to maintaining and preserving our many trees has made this honor possible.”
The National Arbor Day Society awards various cities nationwide with this honor. Danbury has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community :
-A comprehensive community forestry program,
-A dedicated Forestry Division,
-Tree care ordinances and,
-An Arbor Day observation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in collaboration with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.