Arbor Day Foundation Names Avon Lake Tree City USAŽ
05/18/2021 – Avon Lake was named a 2020 Tree City USAŽ by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Avon Lake achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: 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. "The trees being planted
and cared for by Avon Lake are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy to a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and
creates a sense of civic pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."
If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and
protection from extreme heat and flooding. With Tree City USA recognition, Avon Lake has demonstrated a commitment to effective urban forest management and doing its
part to help address these challenges for Avon Lake residents now and in the future.