All About Richland, Shelby

Shelby Named Tree City USA For 38th Consecutive Year

8 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s hard to imagine getting through a hot, humid Ohio summer without the benefit of a wonderful shade tree — and our state has its fair share of them!

Across the country, and Ohio, some cities make the effort to capitalize on these unique natural assets through the Tree City USA program. According to its website, the initiative has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.

More than 3,400 communities have become a Tree City USA by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

This week, the City of Shelby received news that it had been recognized as a Tree City USA for the 38th consecutive year (see below). More…

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All About Richland

Gingko Tree To Be Planted During Downtown Celebration

21 Apr , 2018  

This year’s Arbor Day celebration in Mansfield will include a ceremonial tree planting.

The City of Mansfield has been designated as a “Tree City USA” for the twenty-third consecutive year. To receive this honor, a community and its Shade Tree Commission must demonstrate a commitment to implementing a sound urban forestry policy. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Leads Tree City USA For Over Three Decades

3 Jun , 2017  

For the 36th consecutive year, Ohio was recognized as the nation’s leader in Tree City USA communities with 243 participating cities, villages and townships, according to information shared by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) this week.

Richland County has one of the highest rates of participation across the state. The county’s Tree City USA communities include Mansfield, Shelby, Ontario, Lexington, and Bellville. More…