August 22, 2017          Login  
 
 
 
Home
 
 
 
Elected Officials
 
 
 
City Departments
 
 
 
City Services
 
 
 
Online Services
 
 
 
City News
 
 
 
Our Community
 
 
 
Minutes & Agendas
 
 
Our CommunityAbout our CommunityDewitt is named a Tree City   
 
DeWitt is Named a Tree City USA:

DeWitt has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor
its commitment to its community forest. It is the seventeenth year DeWitt has received this
national recognition.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

DeWitt has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA: A tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and Arbor Day observance.

“This year’s record number of Tree City USA communities shows a growing level of dedication and care for our urban forests,” said John Rosenow, president of the National
Arbor Day Foundation. “It shows the people of DeWitt value trees for the beauty, grace,
comfort, and practical blessings they bring.”

“The trees in DeWitt help clean the air, conserve soil and water, and reduce heating and
cooling costs by moderating temperatures,” he added. “Tree City USA honors the
countless men, women and children in DeWitt who are working hard to ensure a greener,
healthier tomorrow for us all.