SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The village of Scarsdale has earned Tree City USA recognition for the 34th year in a row.
According to a statement released by the Arbor Day Foundation, the village reached the recognition by meeting four key program requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having in place a tree-care ordinance, maintaining an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and holding an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."
According to Lambe, the benefits of trees are many and include improved visual appeal of a neighborhood, increased property values, reduced home cooling costs, added wildlife habitats, and added tools to remove air pollutants.
For more information about the Tree City USA program find the Arbor Day Foundation online .