Washington, DC (July 2, 2008)- The City of Washington, DC has long been committed to improving its tree resource. Its Urban Forestry Administration manages and increases the District’s street trees. They maintain healthy trees that provide improved air quality, temperature moderation, aesthetics, and other benefits to the community, as well as improving DC’s green infrastructure.
Washington, DC has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for thirteen years in a row (as of 2003). It annually receives awards, and recently planted over 4,000 street trees, pruned 17,000 street trees, removed 2,000 dead or diseased trees. It passed the Urban Forest Preservation act of 2002 and is committed to hiring quality Urban Forestry Administration staff. Now a member of the Alliance for Community Trees, DC’s urban canopy will continue to grow in the years ahead.
For more information, visit City of Washington Urban Forestry Administration.