Community Description and Information
DeWitt has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to its community forest. It is the seventeenth year DeWitt has received this national recognition.
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.
DeWitt has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA: A tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and Arbor Day observance.
“This year’s record number of Tree City USA communities shows a growing level of dedication and care for our urban forests,” said John Rosenow, president of the National Arbor Day Foundation. “It shows the people of DeWitt value trees for the beauty, grace,comfort, and practical blessings they bring.”
“The trees in DeWitt help clean the air, conserve soil and water, and reduce heating and cooling costs by moderating temperatures,” he added. “Tree City USA honors the countless men, women and children in DeWitt who are working hard to ensure a greener, healthier tomorrow for us all.”
SOURCE: City of Dewitt website