News release from the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department:
City celebrates Arbor Day at Indian Village Elementary
Fort Wayne Receives Tree City USAÂ® Recognition, Growth Award
(April 25, 2014) – City Councilman Geoff Paddock was joined today by Indian Village Elementary School, the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and Superintendent of Urban Forestry Chad Tinkel to celebrate Arbor Day.
Councilman Paddock announced that Fort Wayne has been named a “Tree City USA” for the 24th year in a row. This designation–awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters–was earned for the City of Fort Wayne’s tree canopy stewardship and continued commitment to a green city. Fort Wayne also earned a Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for a higher standard of forestry management of the City’s 65,000 public trees.
More information about Tree City USA can be found at https://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/index.cfm. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, environmental, and education organization of nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org.