FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham has been named a "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation (NADF), it was announced this past week. Tree City USA is a national awards program run by the NADF and administered in Massachusetts by the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Urban and Community Forestry Program.
Becoming a Tree City USA requires that a municipality meet standards, set by the NADF and the National Association of State Foresters, which include passage of a tree care ordinance and implementation of a tree or forestry board, as well as an official proclamation or formal observance of Arbor Day.
State Senator Spilka commented, "One of the features that make Framingham such a wonderful residential community is its beautiful foliage. Not only is it environmentally sound, but it adds to Framingham's warm and inviting demeanor. Such a feature can be easily taken for granted by a community, so it is to the great credit of Framingham's residents and municipal government that it has earned Tree City USA status."
Visit The National Arbor Day Foundation website for additional information.