For the 13th year in a row Fortville Indiana was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Fortville achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Fortville is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USA’s, with a combined population of 140 million. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
Last modified: March 14, 2018