ORLAND PARK NAMED TREE CITY

ORLAND PARK NAMED TREE CITY USA FOR 33rd YEAR

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ORLAND PARK, IL (February 22, 2021) – The Village of Orland Park has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day foundation for its commitment to community forest management. This is the 33rd year that Orland Park has been honored with this national recognition.

The Tree City USA Program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Forest Service.

To qualify for a Tree City USA, Orland Park had to meet the four standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, including having a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

"The Village of Orland Park is honored to receive this designation from the Arbor Day Foundation," said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau. “As a certified arborist myself, I place a high value on trees and their benefit to the community,” he added.

Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and protection from extreme heat and flooding. The Arbor Day Foundation recently launched the Time for Trees initiative to address these issues with unprecedented goals of planting 100 million trees in forests and communities. 

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.