Lincoln achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the
program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care
ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per
capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in
partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National
Association of State Foresters.
"Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and
committed citizens in communities like Lincoln make smart
investments in urban forests," said John Rosenow, founder and chief
executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees bring shade to our
homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic,
social and environmental benefits."
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and
increased property values and commercial activity are among the
benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information on the program is available at
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The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and
education organization of 1 million members, with the mission to
inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More
information on the foundation and its programs is available at
www.arborday.org, or by
visiting the foundation on Facebook, Twitter or its
[Text from news release from the
Arbor Day Foundation]