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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

For 35 years, Iowa City has been named Tree City USA by the Tree City USA program

The city received its 35th Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program.

The Iowa City Forestry division was presented the award by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau at the 25th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon Friday, April 10.

The program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees.

Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

On Tuesday, April 7, Mayor Matt Hayek issued a proclamation pronouncing Friday, April 24, 2015 as Arbor Day in Iowa City.

For more information, contact Superintendent of Parks and Forestry Zac Hall at 319-356-5107 or zac-hall@iowa-city.org.

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