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Mammoth Spring receives Five Year Award

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mammoth Spring recently received the Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA Five Year Award, presented by Kenny Smothers to Jean Pace, Mayor, in the front. Back row, from the left, are Dennis Slasher, Glenda Pryor, Charlie Vaughn, Tree Board member, and Bryan Maddox, Arkansas Forestry Department employee.
Mammoth Spring, Ark., was recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.

It is the fifth year Mammoth Spring has earned this national recognition.

Mammoth Spring also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program in the following activity areas: education and public relations; tree-care workshop; partnerships; wildland fire prevention coordination; tree planting and maintenance; recycling; hazard tree program.

Mammoth Spring received the Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA award. Frrom the left, are: Mayor Jean Pace, Dennis Slasher, Glenda Pryor, Charlie Vaughn, Tree Board member, Kenny Smothers and Bryan Maddow, Arkansas Forestry Department employees.
The prestigious Growth Award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities.

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

Mammoth Spring has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

"Communities that are honored with a Tree City USA designation and a Growth Award makes a strong commitment to planting and caring for trees, and we applaud their efforts," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "We also commend a community's elected officials, volunteers and its citizens for providing needed care for its trees. They recognize that trees provide numerous environmental, economical and health benefits for the community every day."

More information about Tree City USA can be found at the Web site www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

About the Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, environmental and education organization for nearly one million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.

More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at awww.arborday.org.

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