East Brunswick Named a "Tree City USA" for 39th Year

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  East Brunswick has been named a Tree City U.S.A for the 39th time says Michael Reissner, Director, Recreation & Parks.  “The Tree City U.S.A. honor comes from The National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit education organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship,” he added.

Communities entering the nationwide program receive the Tree City U.S.A. designation upon recommendation by state foresters, who co-sponsor the program.  Communities qualify which meet the following standards:  a city tree ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and observance of Arbor Day.

Tree City U.S.A. communities receive a flag with the program’s logo and a walnut-mounted plaque.  Winners also receive Tree City U.S.A. community signs.  Maple leaf stickers will indicate additional qualifying years, the Foundation said.

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Steve Gottleib of the Environmental Commission will present the Tree City U.S.A. flag and other recognition materials to Mayor Brad Cohen, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 1:30 pm at Warnsdorfer Elementary School, 9 Hardenburg Ln., East Brunswick.

Students and faculty at Warnsdorfer Elementary School will provide entertainment involving a variety of songs and poems.  500 seedlings will be distributed along with planting instructions and a poster contest with a chosen winner from each grade will take place.

The East Brunswick Woman’s Club will donate a White Oak tree to be planted at the school.  Stop N Shop, on Route 18 in East Brunswick, has donated the 500 seedlings that will be distributed to students and staff.

This Day is designated as the Township of East Brunswick’s Arbor Day by proclamation of Mayor Brad Cohen.

“A community’s tree planning program is a living memorial to the citizens’ concern for the quality of life.  The trees we plant and care for today will cool our cities, fight pollution, conserve energy, and give wildlife a home for years to come,” John Rosenow, The National Arbor Day Foundations’ Executive Director said.

“An effective community forestry program is an ongoing process of renewal and improvement—a program of tree planning and care that continues through the years,” Rosenow said.  “The Tree City U.S.A. award is an excellent indication that there is a solid foundation for that process of improvement.”

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