Good job, Greensboro! Our town has won an impressive award—and we’ve done it for the 28th time in a row! We’re talking about Greensboro’s 28th Tree City USA Award. Though it’s easy to grow used to good things, our town works hard to ensure that it cultivates a healthy environment for its residents. Here’s just what this award means for us all!
What is the Tree City USA Award?
Greensboro’s 28th Tree City USA Award was given to us by Tree City USA, an organization made possible by the National Association of State Foresters, Arbor Day Foundation, Urban and Community Forestry, and the USDA Forest Service. Each year, they observe how cities take care of their trees. They also take note of community involvement, growth, and pride in their work. If a city has encompassed these values—and has well-cared-for trees to match—then they can earn themselves a Tree City USA Award.
In our case, Greensboro has won this award every year since 1991. Woo-hoo!
The Benefits of Planting Trees
Greensboro’s 28th Tree City USA Award is a big deal—and for good reason. Planting trees has an important impact on our earth, one that lasts for generations. In fact, some of the many benefits include:
- Decreasing water runoff, thanks to the underground roots system;
- Increasing oxygen, since trees convert carbon dioxide into air;
- Lessening chances of mudslides, because the roots help hold the earth together;
- Providing a sense of beauty, calm, and relaxation;
- Growing fruits and nuts;
- Creating homes for birds, squirrels, and more;
- Temperature control, since a wall or ring of trees can stop the winter cold or cool down the hot summers;
- Giving shade and safety to humans and animals alike; and
- Decreasing the amount of ozone in the atmosphere.
We’re so proud to be a part of this community! Greensboro’s 28th Tree City Award offers yet another reason why our town is such a fantastic place to live.
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