The City of Lakeland was name a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 5th consecutive year.
Lakeland also received the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award which recognizes progress by the Forestry Program in the areas of Partnerships, Land-use Planning Coordination, Tree Planting and Maintenance and the Hazard Tree Program.
The Awards are expected to officially presented to Mayor Scott Carmichael at the annual Lakeland Arbor Day event scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Windward Slopes Park.
Additional information on the Tree City USA program and the Arbor Day Foundation is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.
Congratulations to Natural Resource Director Eric Bridges, Natural Resource Specialist Nick Bridgeman and the Lakeland Natural Resources Board on this award!