Friday, April 27, 2007

It’s Arbor Day! Northeast Metro Communities honored with Tree City USA Designation

Arbor Day is celebrated in Minnesota on the last Friday in April. The City of Ham Lake has much to be proud of this Arbor Day after being honored with the title of Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation. Ham Lake is one of only 77 communities across the state of Minnesota that has achieved this status. Other north and east metro honorees include Anoka (25 years), Columbia Heights (14 years), Columbus (12 years), Coon Rapids (26 years), Lake Elmo (4 years), Lino Lakes (17 years), Moundsview (24 years), New Brighton (24 years), Oakdale (11 years), St. Paul (25 years) and White Bear Lake (19 years).

“The Tree City USA designation recognizes the work of elected officials, staff and citizens who plant and care for the community forest,” says John Rosenow, president of The National Arbor Day Foundation.

As a Realtor working in the northeast metro Twin Cities and citizen of Ham Lake, I know the pride homeowners feel when they take care of the landscape of their property. Trees add beauty and value to every home. As a homeowner, it is important to protect and preserve this wonderful natural resource.

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. There are four requirements that a community must meet in order to receive the designation, Tree City USA. Each community must have an Arbor Day celebration, a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, and a comprehensive community forestry program.

If you are relocating to Minnesota, are looking for Homes for Sale in the north and east Twin Cities metro area and need help from a professional Realtor, give me a call or visit my website for a FREE Relocation Packet. Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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