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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Brownsville as "Tree City USA"

For the 11th consecutive year, the City of Brownsville has been recognized as a “Tree City USA”, 2009, by the Arbor Day Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service.

Since receiving the first award in 1998, Brownsville remains the only city in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to receive a Tree City USA designation. Brownsville is recognized as the most heavily forested city in South Texas.

Brownsville has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. The city has a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.


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