For the sixteenth year in a row, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation named Fayetteville as a 2010 Tree City USA community, city officials announced Friday afternoon.
The program, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides national recognition for urban and community forestry programs across the country.
Fayetteville also received the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award, which honors cities with environmental improvement and exemplary levels of tree care.
“It is wonderful to again receive this honor, as well as the Tree City USA Growth Award,” said Mayor Lioneld Jordan in a release. “Trees are a vital part of the infrastructure of all cities. They provide visual, environmental, economic, and health benefits.”
From the release:
John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation, stated that Fayetteville has made “a strong commitment to planting and caring for trees, and we applaud their efforts.”