Jamestown Celebrating 40-Years Of Recognition As A “Tree City USA”

Kathleen Knight / USDA

JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown is celebrating 40-years of being recognized as a Tree City USA.

The program, sponsored by National Arbor Day Foundation, recognizes the area’s connection to nature.

In order to maintain the nationally known status, the city must meet four core standards.

First, they must have a tree board, which is satisfied through the city’s parks commission. Next, the city needs a tree care ordinance, which was first put to law in 1981.

After that, the park’s department needs to maintain a community forest program. Finally, each year the municipality must host an Arbor Day celebration, something city leaders continued this week.

The Parks Manager met with other officials to plant 10 new trees at Allen Park on Thursday.


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