Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Township for 9th Time
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – (April 24, 2020) - The Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized Robbinsville Township as a "Tree City USA" Community for the ninth time in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
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 more than 12,120 trees over the past seven years, again met the program's four requirements:
* Tree board or department
* 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 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.