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March 28, 2001

Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today that Honolulu has been named again as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

We are pleased and proud that this is the 21st year we have been honored with this recognition, according to Mayor Harris. Our commitment to keeping our city green has never been stronger. Harris has already begun to implement his pledge to plant 1,000 gold trees this year on city property throughout the island.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

A community must have the following to qualify as a Tree City USA:
    A tree board or department;
    A tree-care ordinance;
    A comprehensive community forestry program;
    An Arbor Day observance.

“Proper tree planting and care today will help ensure cleaner, healthier and more tree-filled cities and towns tomorrow,” said John Rosenow, president of The National Arbor Day Foundation. “Tree City USA is a recognized standard of an effective community forestry program. And the basis of such a program is a commitment to ongoing improvement and renewal.”

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

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