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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Arbor Day Foundation Names Midwest City Tree City USA

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Midwest City was recently named a 2018 Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.  It is the 38th year Midwest City has earned this national recognition.
   
Midwest City met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have 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.

"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community including improving the visual appeal of neighborhoods, increasing property values, and reducing home cooling costs. Trees also remove air pollutants and provide a habitat for wildlife.
 
The Midwest City Tree Board was created in 1980 to advise the City Council on its public tree program. Members of the Tree Board include Sherri Anderson, Lou Atkinson, Margie A. Humdy, Sherry Beaird, Bob Davis, Linda “Suzi” Byrne, Grace Sullivan, and Theresa Mortimer.

The Tree Board meets the second Tuesday of January, April, July and October at noon at the Charles J. Johnson Building, Room C at 8726 SE 15th St.  The public is welcome to attend.

More information about Tree City USA can be found at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: 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.

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