April 28, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalie Eggeman (260-427-6028)
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Receives Tree City USA® Recognition, Growth Award
Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll was joined today by 2nd Graders from Fairfield Elementary School, Trees Indiana and Superintendent of Urban Forestry Derek Veit to celebrate Arbor Day. Johnny TinCap was also on hand to celebrate with the children.

Director Moll read an Arbor Day proclamation and announced that Fort Wayne has been named a "Tree City USA" for the 27th year in a row. This designation--awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters--was earned for the City of Fort Wayne’s tree canopy stewardship and continued commitment to a green city. Fort Wayne also earned their twelfth Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for a higher standard of forestry management of the City’s 65,000 public trees.

More information about Tree City USA can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, environmental, and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.

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