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Bedford Getting Tree City USA Designation On Arbor Day

Photo Credit: blog.arborday.org

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The town of Bedford invites residents to celebrate Arbor Day 2015 with a tree planting ceremony on Saturday at 9 a.m. on Dwight Lane, Bedford Hills (cross-street Cherry Street).

On behalf of the Town Board, Supervisor Chris Burdick will read the annual Town of Bedford Arbor Day proclamation. And, on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation, if scheduling allows, a representative of the state Department of Environmental Conservation will be presenting the “Tree City USA” designation award to the Town of Bedford.

This honor is presented in recognition of the ongoing tree care and tree plantings the Town of Bedford has performed during the past year. This is the 15th year Bedford has been designated as a “Tree City USA.”

The “Tree City USA” honor is bestowed on communities that have met four qualification standards. They include having a Tree Board or Department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive forestry program and an annual Arbor Day observance and official proclamation.

A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 2.

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