Town designated as Tree City USA

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The Arbor Day Foundation announced that the Town of Brookhaven has been designated as a 2020 Tree City USA. This is the fifth time that the Town has received the award because of the its effort to have a community that “makes the planting and care of trees a priority.” The Town of Brookhaven is one of more than 3,600 Tree City USA communities. 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. The Town 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 $2.00 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Pictured left to right is Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich; Councilman Dan Panico; Councilman Michael Loguercio; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Councilman Neil Foley and Supervisor Ed Romaine. The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. For more information, go to www.arborday.org.

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