Friday, April 29, 2011

Connecticut DEP announces Tree City USA designation News - Connecticut DEP announces Tree City USA designation

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced recently that Branford and New Canaan join 17 other communities in Connecticut as Tree City USA’s for 2010. This is a national designation, created by the Arbor Day Foundation in Nebraska, as a means of honoring those cities and towns who have demonstrated a commitment to maintaining the local urban forest and tree canopy cover.

Once a Tree City USA, communities need to reapply each year in order to retain that distinction.
The nineteen Tree City USA’s, with number of years in parentheses, are:

Branford (new)
Bridgeport (3)
Brookfield (5)
Danbury (21)
East Hartford (15)
Fairfield (23)
Groton (16)
Hartford (17)
Middletown (21)
Monroe (7)
New Canaan (new)
New Haven (3)
Norwalk (7)
Ridgefield (10)
Southbury (13)
Stamford (23)
West Haven (2)
Wethersfield (15)
Wilton (2)

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