City receives Tree City USA designation

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 4/11/01.

Paynesville has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foun-dation for the 11th time.

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

To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.

Paynesville will be observing Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, by planting trees at the Maple Street Park.

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