Westminster gets tree award for 7th time

April 08, 1996

Westminster has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the seventh time.

Communities qualify for the honor by having a city tree ordinance, a tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and observation of Arbor Day.

Winners receive a flag with the program's logo and a plaque, as well as Tree City USA community signs.

The city also won its fifth Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program with continuing education for tree workers and a tree-maintenance budget.

The city will have several activities during the week in observance of Arbor Day.

It will have a library tree planting at 11 a.m. tomorrow and donate three books to Westminster branch library.

Arbor Day pencils and booklets will be distributed.

On Wednesday, an Arbor Day proclamation will be presented and five trees planted at East Middle School at 9 a.m.

Six trees will be planted at the airport Wednesday, and trees will be pruned at Belle Grove Square on Thursday.

Information: 848-4363.

Fire

Westminster: Pleasant Valley firefighters assisted Westminster at 10: 25 a.m. Thursday, responding to a house fire in the 300 block of Buck Cash Drive. Units were out 28 minutes.

Pub Date: 4/08/96

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