Marlborough receives Tree City USA Award

June 12, 2017 by  

Marlborough, one of 88 communities in Massachusetts recognized for their excellent performance in urban forestry management, has recently been presented with National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA Award by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The award was presented to the city on June 7th by Priscilla Geigis, the Deputy Commissioner for Conservation and Resource Stewardship for the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Along with the 88 awards presented to Massachusetts communities, two utility companies were given the Tree Line USA Award and four colleges were given the Tree Campus USA Award for their dedication to managing trees in their communities.
Other communities that received the Tree City USA Award include Boston, Worcester, and Bedford. The colleges were University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the College of the Holy Cross. The utility companies who received the Tree Line USA Award were the National Grid and Eversource. A full list of the communities receiving the award can be found on the Marlborough Patch website.

For more information regarding National Arbor Day Foundation or to purchase gifts such as trees and holiday cards and to support the charity, visit their website. To learn more about the Department of Conservation and Recreation, visit the Massachusetts government website.