Falls Church Takes 1st Place for City Tree Program Falls Church News-Press Online:
The City of Falls Church was awarded a first-place winner in the 2009 Virginia Municipal League Achievement Awards competition for its tree planting program. The VML Award plaque will be presented at tonight's City Council meeting.
The City received the award for its 'Branching Out' tree-planting initiative in the category for communities with populations between 10,001 and 35,000. The program builds upon the city's longstanding commitment of planting trees in public rights of way by expanding the plantings onto private property.
'Branching Out ' is a relatively new undertaking of the Neighborhood Tree Program (NTP), a public-private partnership of the City of Falls Church, and the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society. The NTP is managed through the City's Urban Forestry program.