Tree award given to WC

The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Bureau are proud to announce that the City of Webster City has received the 2013 Tree City USA award 24th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon, held at the Stoney Creek Inn on April 3.

“The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees,” according to State Forester Paul Tauke. “The City of Webster City has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities, by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.”

Webster City was one of 69 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA status. To receive the award a city must meet several minimum requirements. The city must possess either a city forester or an active city tree board, the city must have a tree ordinance, the city must annually spend at least $2 per capita for its community forestry program.