On April 1, the City of Champaign is scheduled to receive their 29th consecutive Tree City USA designation. Tree City USA is a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs. Along with community pride comes practical benefits such as contributing to safer and healthier urban forests, and providing municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better service to the public.
Part of being a Tree City USA designee is observing Arbor Day and honoring our communities’ trees. Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April (April 25, 2014) and will include the traditional proclamation and tree planting(s).