Manchester * Hampstead * Lineboro

NORTH --

March 12, 1993

Two towns honored as 'Tree Cities'

The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Hampstead and Manchester as "Tree Cities USA," Manchester Councilwoman Charlotte Collett said Tuesday.

The designation, received in late February, recognizes the towns' tree-care efforts.

Neil Ridgely, program manager for landscape and forest conservation for Carroll County, said the recognition should help the towns win federal and state grants for related projects.

He said the designation has helped Westminster, the only other Tree City in the county, to qualify for "tens of thousands of dollars" of grant money.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service, said Mary Yager, director of program services with the National Arbor Day Foundation.

To qualify for the title, towns must organize tree commissions, pass tree-care ordinances, start tree-planting programs, and plan celebrations of Arbor Day.

Mr. Ridgely said a countywide Arbor Day celebration will be held in Manchester April 7.

FIRE

* Manchester: Units from Manchester responded to a report of a gas leak in a house on Main Street at 8:16 p.m. Wednesday.

* Hampstead: Hampstead responded to an automatic fire alarm on Clarkes Co. Road at 2:33 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 30 minutes.

* Manheim, Pa.: Lineboro and Manchester assisted York County, Pa., on a chimney fire on Glennville Road at 1:34 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out for 90 minutes.

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