Sugar Land, TX - The Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized Sugar Land as a 2015 Tree City USA community, the fifth consecutive year the City has received the prestigious distinction.
Four standards are considered for Tree City USA recognition, including an established tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Sugar Land make smart investments in urban forests,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”
Sugar Land’s commitment to an extensive, healthy tree system can been seen in a number of projects, including the following:
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Forest Service.