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Posted on: April 24, 2020

2019 Tree City USA Recertification

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Bentonville, AR… The City of Bentonville has been named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 22nd consecutive year the City has received this recognition.

Bentonville achieved Tree City USA 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.

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.

Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

For more information on the Tree City USA program, please visit  www.arborday.org/programs/treecityUSA/

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

Contact: For questions, please contact Danielle Semsrott, Senior Planner at dsemsrott@bentonvillear.com or (479) 271-6827.