Pewee Valley named Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation

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By The Staff

Pewee Valley was recently named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 15th year Pewee Valley has received this national recognition. 

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Pewee Valley met the standards necessary to become a Tree City USA community: having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and  proclamation. They also recognize that trees promote healthier communities, leaves filter the air by removing dust and other particles, trees moderate climate, conserve water and provide habitat for wildlife and properly placed trees can increase property values. For information about Tree City USA, visit www.arborday.org