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4/27/2018 - Salina Recognized as a Tree City USA Community for the 28th Consecutive Year

Salina Recognized as a Tree City USA Community for the 28th Consecutive Year

The Kansas Forest Service and Arbor Day Foundation recognized Salina for the 28th consecutive year as a Tree City USA Community.

To qualify as a Tree City USA Community, a town or city must designate a tree board or department by municipal ordinance to operate the program, have an annual budget of $2 per capita, and observe Arbor Day with a proclamation and tree planting ceremony.

To commemorate this recognition, City of Salina staff and students from Kansas Wesleyan University (KWU) held a tree planting ceremony on April 27 on KWU's campus.

For further information about trees or how you can support community forestry in Salina, contact Brett Lamer, City Forester, at (785) 826-7275.

Visit www.salina-ks.gov to learn more about the City of Salina Parks and Forestry Department and www.arborday.org to learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation.