Vermillion named Tree City USA Vermillion has been named a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation. It is the 18th year Vermillion has received this national recognition.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored ny The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
"Trees in our cities and towns help clean the air, conserve soil and water, moderate temperature and bring nature into our daily lives," said John Rosenow, president of The National Arbor Day Foundation. "Tree City USA designation recognizes the work of elected officials, staff and citizens who plant and care for the community forest."
"Trees are a vital component of the infrastructure in our towns and cities, and provide many environmental and economical benefits," Arbor Day Foundation President Rosenow added. "A community, and its citizens, that recognizes these benefits and provides needed care for its trees deserves recognition and thanks."