News Flash

Home

Posted on: February 17, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA CELEBRATES 34 YEARS AS A TREE CITY

OPELIKA, Ala. – For the 34th year Opelika has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

City employees planting treesOpelika achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the programs four requirements: forming a tree board, creating a tree-care ordinance, having an annual forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and having an Arbor Day observance. 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 the past seven years, the Opelika Tree Commission has operated under Keep Opelika Beautiful. In 2018, the City of Opelika hired Arborist George Barker of Natural Resources Consultants to administer a tree inventory, coordinate the removal of dead and diseased trees and plant additional trees. In 2021, over 230 trees were planted by the city. 

For more information about tree plantings, contact Tipi Miller, Keep Opelika Beautiful at (334) 749-4970.

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Hanwha Cimarron Seeking Applicants

Posted on: January 7, 2022

Ward 3 Special Election Information

Posted on: January 7, 2022