Brookfield has earned the Tree City USA recognition for 2019 from the Arbor Day Foundation, National Association of State Foresters, and the USDA Forest Service. The town is one of 16 Connecticut communities to merit this accomplishment. First Selectman Steve Dunn says healthy community forests help make the state a better place to live by increasing the amount of shade, improving air quality, and creating a natural setting. As the smallest community in Connecticut named a Tree City, Dunn says Brookfield should be especially proud of this accomplishment. He says the re-certification as a Tree City for the past 12 years has been an asset to programs hosted by the Conservation Commission and Brookfield, and has aided with various tree education events and community forestry projects.