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Anchorage Recognized Nationally as “Tree City USA”

Mayor Dan Sullivan and the State Division of Forestry will receive the
distinguished Tree City, USA award at Begich Middle School, at 1:30 p.m.,
Mon., May 16 (Arbor Day).

The Municipality of Anchorage is receiving national recognition by being named a
Tree City, USA on May 16 by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation
with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
The Tree City, USA program recognizes cities and towns that have provided an
outstanding example for other communities by taking care of the urban forest
resource.

Representatives from several different organizations, including the Anchorage
School District; Alaska Botanical Gardens; UAA Landscaping & Horticulture;
Chugach Electric Association; Anchorage TREErific; and Anchorage Garden
Club also will be present to acknowledge their respective group's role in securing
the award and partnering with the Municipality on natural resource projects

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