Southwest Ranches – Tree City USA

For the third consecutive year, Southwest Ranches has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its 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.

To maintain this national recognition, Southwest Ranches continues to meet the four standards of a Tree City USA community: having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“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.  Cities that are recognized with a Tree City USA designation go to great lengths to plant and care for the community forest.

Southwest Ranches is committed to preserving tree canopy, planting hundreds of trees in public areas with focus on Best Management Practices and “Right Tree, Right Place” standards for installation.  The Town’s volunteer network includes experts in the field of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Inspection who provide oversight and guidance for organized volunteer maintenance activities.

More information about Tree City USA can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.  For information on Southwest Ranches Tree City USA designation, please contact December Lauretano-Haines at (954) 343-7452 or dlauretano@swranches.org.

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