CW a Tree City

Photo courtesy of the city of Canal Winchester
Canal Winchester was named a 2022 Tree City USA Community by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation honors the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management. Canal Winchester has been recognized as a Tree City USA community for 30 consecutive years. Each Tree City USA community receives recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, trees provide many benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. In addition to improving neighborhood aesthetics, trees generally increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, reduce air pollution, and provide an excellent natural habitat for wildlife. Pictured here are city of Canal Winchester representatives at the Tree City USA awards presentation in Groveport on April 19. From left to right: Mayor Mike Ebert; Carol Note, Street Tree Advisory Board member; Matt Peoples, Director of Public Service; Ben Terflinger, Urban Forestry team member; Austin Lynch, Urban Forestry team member; Patrick Burks, Street Tree Advisory Board member; and Dick Miller, Urban Forester.


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