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Posted on: April 28, 2023

The City Celebrates Arbor Day

2023 Arbor Day Proclamation

The City is celebrating Arbor Day with an official Proclamation, its Tree City USA designation and related programs and activities for the community to enjoy.  A healthy and strong tree canopy has long been a priority of the City, and has been supported over the years through leadership, policy, and community outreach. 

“Trees provide so many benefits to our resident by reducing heat, capturing stormwater, and cleaning the air,” said Sustainability Manager Lindsey Roland Nieratka. “The City is always looking for ways to provide residents with the resources and information they need to support tree canopy at their homes and in their neighborhoods.”

Celebrating Arbor Day

  • Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, with the City’s Sustainability Manager Lindsey Roland Nieratka, declared April 28, 2023, as Arbor Day in Boca Raton with a proclamation.
  • The City has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the 43rd consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation, which promotes the benefit trees bring to urban environments. The Tree City USA program, which began in 1976, provides communities with a four-step framework to maintain and grow their tree cover and has since recognized more than 3,600 communities from across the county. Boca Raton was the first city in the U.S. to adopt a tree protection ordinance in 1965 – 11 years prior to the creation of the Tree City USA program.  
  • Tree Give Aways: The City's Sustainability Action Plan promotes increasing tree canopy with periodic opportunities for residents to receive free trees from the City to plant on their own properties. 
  • Sustainable Tree Maintenance Guide: The Guide helps better protect the City’s urban tree canopy and ensure long-term enjoyment of the benefit of trees by providing residents tips on choosing species to plant, best practices for planting, pruning, and maintaining, and more.

A series of Earth Month related events and activities for the community can be found on the Office of Sustainability's webpage

For more information, related programs, and to view the Sustainable Tree Maintenance Guide, visit the City’s Tree Canopy webpage.

2023 Arbor Day Proclamation - Mayor Scott Singer, Sustainability Manager Lindsey Roland Nieratka

Arbor Day Proclamation with Mayor Scott Singer and Office of Sustainability Manager Lindsey Roland Nieratka.

Tree City USA Designation

Tree City USA Designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

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