Tree City USA
Sutton, Massachusetts is a designated Tree City USA community. This designation must be renewed every year. As of 2010, we had been a Tree City for nine years.
Being a Tree City USA community means that Sutton has marked certain trees - with shiny metal tags - so they are not to be cut down. They are old growth trees which we want to preserve. We have a tree board, tree care ordinances, and a forestry budget.
So, to be more specific, Sutton has to meet these four criteria, set up by the Arbor Day Foundation:
We must have:
1. A Tree Board or Department
2. A Tree Care Ordinance
3. A Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
4. An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation
Arbor Day is a holiday held each April 30th to promote tree planting and care.
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