Montgomery Village has been named a 2017 Tree City USA community by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 30th consecutive year Montgomery Village has received this national recognition.
According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, Montgomery Village has met four criteria to become a Tree City USA, including a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; maintaining a community forestry budget; and holding an official Arbor Day observance.
Montgomery Village celebrated Arbor Day 2017 on Saturday, April 21 with an expanded program at the North Creek Nature Center with nature walks, tree plantings, programs and demonstrations, lake cleanup and free seeds and seedlings.
Montgomery Village is committed to effective urban forestry management. Maintaining this importance resource is vital to our public infrastructure. Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
For more information on The National Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.