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Posted on: August 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 20 Years & Counting: Geneva Named Tree City USA

Third Street Reopens

Geneva loves its trees and for two decades has been named a proud "Tree City USA" community.

The Arbor Day Foundation once again recognized Geneva’s commitment to effective urban forest management. The City earned the "Tree City USA" distinction by meeting four core standards, including maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and an Arbor Day observance.

This spring, the City planted dozens of new parkway trees throughout Geneva.

Helping contribute to the cause, the City of Geneva’s Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District Foundation continued to raise money during February’s Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser. The money will be used by both groups to plant trees in Geneva’s parkways, parks and open space throughout the community.

People interested in a new parkway tree should visit the City’s website to learn more about our cost-sharing program.

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