Montgomery Village has been named a 2020 Tree City USA community by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the 33nd consecutive year Montgomery Village has received this national recognition.
According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, Montgomery Village has met four criteria to become a Tree City USA, including a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; maintaining a community forestry budget; and holding an official Arbor Day observance.
Montgomery Village celebrated Arbor Day this year on April 14 by planting a Swamp White Oak in Edward DeSimon Park, near the pond. This tree was also planted to honor former MVF Board of Directors President Glenn Gargan, for his years of service to Montgomery Village.
Montgomery Village is committed to effective urban forestry management. Maintaining this importance resource is vital to our public infrastructure. Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
For more information on The National Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.