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Polk City, Iowa

City of Polk City Receives 2018 Tree City USA Growth Award

by City Hall 5/14/2019

CITY OF POLK CITY: TREE CITY USA GROWTH AWARD RECIPIENT 

Growth Award at the 29th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines. The City of Polk City was recently honored with the 2018 Tree City USA

The award was presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources April 3rd at the Sheraton in West Des Moines.

“The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees,” says state forester Jeff Goerndt. “The City of Polk City has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.” Polk City was one of 16 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA Growth status. To receive the award, a city must, at a minimum, provide education and public relations; partnerships; planning and management; and tree planting and maintenance in their communities.  For more information please visit www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Forestry/Urban-Forestry 

Media contact: Emma Hanigan, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, at 515-249-1732

 

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