Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Township for 11th Time
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (April 15, 2022) - The Arbor Day Foundation once again recognized Robbinsville Township as a "Tree City USA" Community for the 11th consecutive year in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The Township has already planted three new trees on the Municipal Buildign campus in preparation for Arbor Day on Friday, April 29.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. More than 3,400 cities and towns have been recognized as a Tree City USA community. Robbinsville, which has planted approximately 13,000 trees over the past 10 years, once again met the program's four requirements:
* Forming a tree board or department
* Creating a tree-care ordinance
* Annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per-capita
* Arbor Day observance and Proclamation
Robbinsville initially gained 5,771 new trees from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the spring of 2015 to make up for the nearly 115 acres of forested land the Township ceded for the turnpike expansion. The installment is the remaining 7,000 trees were spaced out over the subsequent three years and were worth $3.4 million.
"The trees being planted and cared for by Robbinsville ensure that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life," Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, said. "Additionally, participation in this program helps cultivate a sense of stewardship and pride."
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members, with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.