City of Manassas Named 2012 Tree City

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City of Manassas, VA . . . The City of Manassas has been named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management.  This is the 23rd year the City of Manassas has earned this national designation.

The City of Manassas achieved 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 percapita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

“The City is honored to be a Tree City USA,” said City Manager John A. Budesky.  “In becoming a Tree City, the City of Manassas benefits with cleaner air, improved storm water management and energy savings, which helps to increase our property values and commercial activity.”

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.  For more information on the program, visit www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.

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