Westborough named ‘Tree City USA’ for 2022


Westborough named ‘Tree City USA’ for 2022
A student dumps a shovel full of mulch onto the base of a tree during a 2021 tree planting at Armstrong. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

WESTBOROUGH – Westborough was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Westborough achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department; having a tree care ordinance; dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

“Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees being planted and cared for by Westborough are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy 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.”

For information about the town’s tree program, visit https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/public-works

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