Marcus Hook Borough named "Tree City USA" for the Thirty Ninth Straight Year


Marcus Hook, PA, April 15, 2024. 


The National Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Marcus Hook Borough a "Tree City USA," marking the thirty ninth successive year that Marcus Hook has received this national recognition.  The Tree City USA honor comes from the National Arbor Day Foundation, a Nebraska-based organization dedicated to encouraging tree care and tree planting programs across the country.  


Communities entering the nationwide program receive the Tree City USA designation upon recommendation by the State Bureau of Forestry.  Communities qualify which meet the following standards: a municipal tree ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban shade tree program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and the annual observance of Arbor Day. 


Tree City USA communities receive a flag with the program's logo and walnut-mounted plaque.  Winners also receive Tree City USA community signs. 


The Borough will receive the Tree City USA flag and other recognition materials at it's annual Arbor Day program scheduled for Friday, April 26 at 10:00 AM.  The public is invited to attend the program which will be held at Robert Haebel Plaza at 10th and Plaza Street.  An evergreen tree will be planted in the park.  Students from the Marcus Hook Elementary School will be attending and participate in the program.  A representative from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry will present the Borough with its Tree City USA recognition materials and will talk on the value of trees in our urban communities. 


A community's tree planting program is a living memorial to the citizen's concern for the quality of life.  The Tree City USA award is an excellent indication that the tree care responsibilities are being taken seriously.  The Borough's shade tree program is indicative of the community improvements that have been advanced in recent years.  It reflects a commitment to an effective, ongoing program marked by growth and renewal.  

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