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Goldsboro named Tree City for 11th year

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 11, 2009 1:46 PM

For the 11th year, Goldsboro has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The recognition is given to honor the city's commitment to community forestry.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

Goldsboro has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community -- having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, acomprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Communities that receive Tree City USA recognition not only have taken the time to meet these four standards, they recognize that trees promote healthier communities.

"A community, its elected officials and its citizens that provide needed care for its trees deserves recognition and thanks," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees are a vital component of the infrastructure in our cities and towns, and they also provide environmental and economical benefits."

For more information about Tree City USA, go to www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.