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April 6, 2010
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Steve Schwab, City Arborist, 402-441-7035

Lincoln Is Tree City Usa For 33rd Year

Lincoln has been named a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 33rd consecutive year. Tree City USA awards will be presented at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 at the Nebraska Community Forestry Conference at the Holiday Inn Downtown.

To qualify for the Tree City USA designation, a community must meet four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. They include having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per City resident, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

City Arborist Steve Schwab said Lincoln was again the only community in the U.S. to achieve all five Tree City USA designations. The other four:

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