By Michael Heins
Havre has been named a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation for its efforts in tree planting.
For the 10th year, the city of Havre has received national recognition by The National Arbor Day Foundation.
To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards:
Have a tree board or department;
Have a tree care ordinance;
Have a comprehensive community forestry program;
Have a Arbor Day observance.
"Recognition as Tree City USA is the result of efforts by our entire community," said Dave Wilson, Havre Parks and Recreation director. "We are fortunate to have individuals, businesses and government work side by side in this endeavor."
The Tree City Program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
"As we begin the new century, it is especially appropriate that we recognize the value of trees in our communities," said a spokesman for the National Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees we plant and care for today will cool and beautify our cities, increase property value, help clean the air and water and conserve energy for years to come."