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Mammoth Spring named Tree City U.S.A.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pictured here are Kenny Smothers, Charlie Vaughn, Ann Ward, Glenda Pryor, and Major Jean Pace. Photo Submitted
The city of Mammoth Spring has been named a Tree City USA for the 7th year.

Arkansas forester, Kenny Smothers, presented members of the board with a plaque, a new flag -- which will be flown in the city park -- and signs to go on the Tree City USA sign at the city limits.

The Tree Board has been responsible for planting trees at the city park and the Lasseter River access, sponsoring tree themed art contests in the local school, distributing trees to area residents at The Blue Bird Workshop in the Mammoth Spring State Park, celebrating Arbor Day and pruning trees in the city park after the ice storm, as well as sponsoring tree care workshops for the public.

The Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home.

The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride.

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