Banks, Environment, Event

Banks designated a ‘Tree City USA’ once again

Greenville City Park. Photo: Chas Hundley

BANKS - The city of Banks received its Tree City USA re-certification and the Tree Board plans to hold its annual tree planting Arbor Day event on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Greenville City Park.

Tree City USA is a nationwide program that began in 1976 and now boasts 3,400 communities across the U.S. that meet the four core standards of urban forestry management -- maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, contributing at least $2 per capita to urban forestry, meaning $2 per citizen, and holding an Arbor Day celebration.

Banks City Manager Jolynn Becker said the city spends $2.50 per capita each year to keep up on the health of trees, general maintenance, and planting.

“Our annual budget is about $3,000 . . .

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