Thursday, August 27, 2009

City gets Tree City USA recognition, hosts regional shade tree commission meeting in new park; Wilkes-Barre, PA

River Common attracts tree lovers Wilkes-Barre News The Times Leader:
Park, W-B’s designation as Tree City USA catch interest of NEPA tree association.
By Rory Sweeney
Staff Writer
WILKES-BARRE – The River Common park has caught the eye of tree lovers who are coming to the city Friday for the summer meeting of the Northeast Pennsylvania Community Tree Association.
The association, a collection of regional shade-tree commissions and others interested in urban greenery, chose Wilkes-Barre for its annual summer meeting because of the new riverside park and the city’s recent designation as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The city has planted more than 400 trees in the past five years, according to the association.

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