From the Arbor Day Foundation:
Dear Tree City USA Supporter,
On behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation, I write to congratulate Harford County on earning recognition as a 2015 Tree City USA. Residents of Harford County should be proud to live in a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority.
Harford County is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USAs, with a combined population of 140 million. Started in 1976, the Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.
As a result of your commitment to effective urban forest management, you already know trees are vital to the public infrastructure of cities and towns throughout the country, providing numerous environmental, social, and economic benefits. In fact, trees are the one piece of community infrastructure that actually increases in value over time.
State foresters are responsible for the presentation of the Tree City USA flag and other materials. We will forward information about your awards to your state forester’s office to coordinate presentation. It would be especially appropriate to make the Tree City USA award a part of your community’s Arbor Day ceremony.
Again, we celebrate your commitment to the public and trees of Harford County, and thank you for helping to create a healthier planet for all of us.