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On this Arbor Day, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is touting 19 communities being designated as Tree Cities USA.  Danbury is marking its 24th consecutive year with the recognition.  DEEP Director of Forestry Chris Martin says there are several criteria that need to be met.

 

Municipalities must have a comprehensive community forestry program, dedicated Forestry Division, tree care ordinances and Arbor Day observation.  In honor of Arbor Day, the Danbury Garden Club is holding a tree planting ceremony at at Pembroke School and at Kenosia Park.  The Lions Club of Danbury is planting trees at 10am on Lions Way in Rogers Park.

 

Municipalities must have a comprehensive community forestry program, dedicated Forestry Division, tree care ordinances and Arbor Day observation.

 

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says the City's commitment to preserving and maintaining natural assets is important and has made Danbury a beautiful place to live.  He applaud the hard work of the city's Forestry Division in their dedication to preserving the local environment, making the honor possible.

 

UConn earned the designation of being Connecticut’s first ever Tree Campus USA.  UConn is now one of only about 200 schools across the country with that title.

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