Montreat Receives Tree City USA Designation

Congratulations to the Town of Montreat for becoming a Tree City USA! In
2015, the Montreat Landcare Committee submitted an application for Tree City, USA status. To achieve this recognition, the town met the following criteria: (1) celebration of Arbor Day; (2) spent at least $2.00 per capita on tree-related efforts, such as plantings and curbside brush and Christmas tree removal, (3) established a tree ordinance setting out policies for care of trees on our public lands and rights-of-way; and (4) established a citizens’ “tree board” to address issues regarding the care and maintenance of trees on public lands.

Shane Baker, NC Forest Service, was on hand to present the plaque to Mayor Tim Helms and Commissioner Ann Vinson (Chair of the Tree Board) at April’s Town Council Meeting. Special Thanks to Bill Seaman for his hard work preparing for the Awards Ceremony, for Joe Standaert and his wonderful photography skills and for Montreat Landcare for their year round efforts in preserving our Tree Canopy!!

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