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Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful has received notification that Albany has been named Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation for the twenty-second consecutive year. Albany has also received the Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by 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, which are: have a tree board or department, have a tree care ordinance, have a comprehensive community forestry program, and have an Arbor Day observance.
'This national recognition is an honor for our community and our citizens are to be commended for their commitment to protect and enhance our tree canopy,' stated Judy Bowles, Executive Director of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful.