The Town of Fortville has been named a Tree City USA community for 9 years in a row. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Fortville has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.

“Trees in our cities and towns help clean the air, conserve soil and water, moderate temperature and bring nature into our daily lives,” said John Rosenow, president of The National Arbor Day Foundation. “Tree City USA designation recognizes the work of elected officials, staff and citizens who plant and care for the community forest.”

Trees are a vital component of the infrastructure in our cities and towns, and provide environmental and economical benefits. A community, and it’s citizens, that recognize these benefits and provide needed care for it’s trees deserves recognition and thanks.

In 2012, Fortville was awarded a grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to conduct a street tree inventory. Along with the inventory an ecological analysis was conducted. Below are the results from our inventory in PDF form:

  1. Air Quality Report
  2. Energy Report
  3. Storm water Report
  4. Aesthetic Benefit Report
  5. Annual Carbon Dioxide Report
  6. Annual Management Costs
  7. Annual Benefits, Management Costs, & Net Benefits
  8. Common Name Report
  9. Planting Site Report
  10. Genus Report
  11. Diameter Report
  12. Condition Report