Ogdensburg named 'Tree City USA' for 21st time
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5:36 pm

OGDENSBURG -- The Arbor Day Foundation has named Ogdensburg a Tree City USA for the 21st consecutive year for its commitment to urban forestry.

The Arbor Day Foundation is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the planting and nurturing of trees.

“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Ogdensburg make smart investments in urban forests,” John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation said in a released statement. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.”

In order for Ogdensburg to become a Tree City USA community, the city had to meet four standards – have a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Ogdensburg Tree Commission is currently planning an Arbor Day celebration with the planting of trees along New York Avenue on April 25.