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           Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce that the Town of Greece was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Town of Greece is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USA’s across the country to be given this title. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the United States Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

           The Town of Greece achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements which include a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

           “Preserving our town’s natural beauty is a very important mission. I am honored that the Arbor Day Foundation has granted our Town with this distinguished title and is a testament to our community’s commitment in conserving our forestry and protecting the natural beauty of our town.” said Supervisor Reilich. “The presence of trees in our urban and suburban centers is vital to the public infrastructure of our town and helps to provide an abundant of environmental, social and economic benefits.”

           The Arbor Day Foundation is a multi-community non-for-profit conservation and educational organization with the task to inspire people to plant, nurture, and respect trees. For more information on various initiates by the Arbor Day Foundation please visit www.arborday.org.