For Immediate Release
May 18, 2018
Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Maui County as 2017 Tree City
WAILUKU, Maui – Maui County was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Maui County achieved Tree City USA recognition, which encompasses the previous year, by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitats, among many other benefits.
For more information, visit arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
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