By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Snellville dubbed Tree City USA 14 years in a row

SNELLVILLE – Once again, the city has been named a Tree City USA community.

“Being named a Tree City for 14 consecutive years shows the cityis dedicated to caring for the trees in the community,” said Jason Thompson, interim director of the city’s Department of Planning and Development. “This designation is something we are proud of in Snellville and we will continue to work hard to keep this title.”

The Tree City USA program provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across the country.

Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day, according to www.arborday.org.

Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. More than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to more than 135 million Americans, according to the organization.