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Tree City USA - What does it mean?
By Brain Colter
From Adrian to Zeeland, there are 119 Tree City’s in Michigan designated as such by the National Arbor Day Foundation. In my opinion, this is a marketing stroke of genius. The label “Tree City” implies that YOU are THE Tree City when in fact, there are thousands of Tree Cities in the US. The four criteria for being Tree City are:
The City of Grosse Pointe Park has been named Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for 33 straight years. Grosse Pointe Park has also been awarded the prestigious Growth Award. This recognizes our programs and efforts above and beyond the four requirements needed to become a Tree City. Once a city has been granted the Growth Award for ten years, it is recognized as a Sterling Community. Reasons why Grosse Pointe Park is a Sterling Community as recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation:
NOTE: The last Friday in April is always Arbor Day in Michigan. Celebrate Arbor Day this spring by planting a tree!