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DNR Forest Service Announces 2004 Tree City USA Award Recipients
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Natural Resource (DNR) Forest Service recently announced the recipients of the 2004 Tree City USA Awards. All totaled, 39 towns, cities, counties and military bases received the Tree City USA Award last year. Among the most noted recipients, the city of Frederick -- the oldest Tree City USA in Maryland -- received the prestigious award for the 25th year in a row. A complete list of awardees can be found below.
"Approximately 65 percent of Maryland's population live in communities that have been recognized by the National Arbor Day as Tree City USA communities, said Mike Galvin, Supervisor of DNR’s Urban & Community Forestry Program. “It’s great to see these jurisdictions being recognized for their strong commitment to taking care of urban trees and forests.”
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in conjunction with the National Association of State Foresters. To qualify as a Tree City in a given year, a jurisdiction must have a board or department responsible for tree care (and a tree ordinance establishing or designating such), an urban forestry program supported by the spending of at least $2 per capita, and a proclamation recognizing and celebrating Arbor Day.
In addition to receiving the Tree City USA award, 10 cities in Maryland also received the Tree City USA Growth Award which recognizes environmental improvement and encourage higher levels of tree care. This award is designed not only to recognize achievement but also to communicate new ideas and help the leaders of all Tree City USA’s plan for improving community tree care.
Four utilities in the state were also given the Tree Line USA award which recognizes public and private utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices that protect and enhance America's urban forests.
For more information about any of these programs, visit the National Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org. For information about individual award winners, contact Mike Galvin at 410- 410-260-8507or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004 Maryland Tree City USA Award recipients Tree City USA Tree City Growth Award Population Per capita spending on urban forestry http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA.cfm http://www.arborday.org/programs/TreeCityGrowthAwd.cfm Aberdeen Y 13,800 $4.02 Andrews Air Force Base Y Y 4,500 $69.33 Annapolis Y Y 35,838 $5.42 Baltimore Y Y 628,670 $4.38 Bel Air Y 9,722 $4.31 Bowie Y 54,884 $5.49 Chesapeake City Y 757 $24.23 Chestertown Y 4,746 $6.61 Chevy Chase Y 3,000 $26.88 Cheverly Y 6,100 $2.19 College Park Y 24,657 $6.44 Cumberland Y 21,518 $3.85 Easton Y 13,300 $2.14 Fort Detrick Y 7,600 $8.19 Frederick Y Y 58,000 $8.30 Gaithersburg Y 57,242 $2.82 Galena Y 550 $7.27 Greenbelt Y Y 21,456 $3.48 Hagerstown Y 36,953 $86.03 Harford County Y 233,340 $2.84 Havre de Grace Y 11,331 $4.22 Howard County Y 220,000 $3.46 Kensington Y 1,900 $31.11 Laurel Y Y 21,000 $3.14 Manchester Y 4,319 $4.00 Montgomery County Y 918,881 $2.86 Montgomery Village Y 35,000 $11.64 NAS Patuxent River Y Y 2,708 $121.90 Oakland Y 1,930 $3.89 Ocean City Y Y 9,900 $22.88 Prince George's County Y 838,716 $4.86 Riverdale Park Y Y 6,800 $5.57 Rockville Y 52,000 $13.96 Seat Pleasant Y 4,885 $4.26 Somerset Y 1,124 $68.88 Takoma Park Y 19,000 $9.01 University Park Y 2,318 $23.34 Village of Friendship Heights Y 4,500 $3.51 Westminster Y Y 17,726 $6.18 Tree Line USA utilities http://www.arborday.org/programs/treelineusa.cfm BGE Y Choptank Y Conectiv Y Pepco Y
April 18, 2005
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