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Tree City USA Recertification

Posted: March 16 2017

Press Release


Contact: Danielle Shasteen
Phone: (479) 271-3122
DATE: March 16, 2017

Tree City USA Recertification

Bentonville, AR…The City of Bentonville has been named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 19th 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 $2.00 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.

Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.

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. To learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation, please visit www.arborday.org. 

For more information, please contact Danielle Shasteen, Senior Planner at dshasteen@bentonvillear.com or (479) 271-3122.