Bedford to celebrate 29 years as a Tree City USA

BEDFORD – This Friday, Bedford City Tree Board and Parks Department will be celebrating Arbor Day at Wilson Park at 11:00 a.m.

This year will mark the 29th year for Bedford to be designated Tree City USA

This will mark the 29th year the City of Bedford has been recognized as a Tree City USA.

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have achieved 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.

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