Berkeley Lake named Tree City USA

Berkeley Lake was once again named a Tree City USA city for 2015 by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the city’s 17th year achieving the recognition.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

Berkeley Lake achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: the Berkeley Lake Conservancy, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”