The City of Madison Announces Designation as a 2023 Tree City USA

Tree City USA is a nationwide movement sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

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(Madison, IN) - The City of Madison announced its designation as a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. This recognition shows the dedication to effective urban forest management in Madison.

To achieve this recognition, a city must meet four program requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and observing Arbor Day. 

The City of Madison planted nearly two-hundred trees in 2023. Madison joins a community of over 3,400 that are dedicated to thriving forests. 

Madison Mayor Bob Courtney said, "I am thankful to the city tree expert Tim Perry and the volunteers who serve on our tree board, Glen Schulte, Tom Stark, Karen Skillman, Melinda Acree, and Jeff Matheney for their efforts to promote tree planting, maintenance and education."

To celebrate this achievement The City of Madison Tree Board will host an Arbor Day event on May 4, 2024, at the Madison Farmers Market from 9-11 AM. During the event, the tree board will be giving away pecan, swamp white oak, cherry bark oak and bald cypress tree saplings.  

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