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Palos Park Named Tree City 
Palos Park has again been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The Village is also the recipient of the Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstratinf progress in its community forestry program in the areas of publicity events and street tree planting.

To become a Tree City, a community must meet four standards: have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprhensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.


Tree City USA

"A community's tree-planting program is a living memorial to the citizens' concern for the quality of life. The trees we plant and care for today will increase property values, cool and beautify our cities, fight pollution, conserve energy and give wildlife a home for years to come," John Rosenow, the National Arbor Day Foundation president, reminds us. "An effective community forestry program is an ongoing process of growth and renewal--a program of planting and care that continues through the years. The Tree City USA award is an excellent indication that there is a solid foundation for that process of improvement."

Tree Body president, Linda Johnson, Public Works Director, Larry Miller and member Carol Vandervelde, attended the awards ceremony at the Morton Arboretum. Larry and Linda, along with other members of the Tree Body, spent many hours researching and preparing submittals for the awards.

Congratulations to the Tree Body and the Department of Public Works for their continued efforts to keep the Tree City programs alive and well and improving and improving every year. Join them at their regular meetings at the Village Hall the first Tuesday of every month. For further information about this valuable committee working so hard to keep Palos Park beautiful,  call Linda Johnson at (708)361-2492.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has named Palos Park a 1998 Tree City USA and has bestowed its Growth Award to honor the village's long-term commitment to caring for its trees. At the Village Council meeting on March 9, Patricia Jones, the village administrator, explained that the Growth Award brings national recognition for the village's tree care program for trees on public property. Palos Park will receive a plaque at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conference and award ceremony at the Morton Arboretum on March 23, 1999 she said.

Link to National Arbor Day Foundation


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