Claremont Named Tree City USA
The City of Claremont was named a 2018 Tree City USA in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Claremont’s commitment to trees has earned it the Tree City USA certification for 34 straight years! The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Claremont achieved the Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits. More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.