Ocala named a Tree City USA

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Posted February 8, 2021 | Ocala Gazette Staff

The Arbor Day Foundation named Ocala a 2020 Tree City USA recently in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management.

The Tree City USA program has four requirements, including having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“The trees being planted and cared for by Ocala are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life,” said Dan Lambe, President, Arbor Day Foundation in a release.

For information about the program, visit www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA