The City of Sevierville Trees/Trails and Beautification Board will celebrate its 31st year as a TREE CITY USA at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015 with an Arbor Day Celebration at the Forks of the River Cemetery Park, corner of East Main Street and Emert Avenue in downtown Sevierville. Parking will be available across the street at Family Dollar and Atchley’s Funeral Home.
There are 40 TREE CITY USA cities in the State of Tennessee and Sevierville is proud to be the third oldest Tree City USA in Tennessee.
The ceremony will feature speakers and presentations from the Sevierville Intermediate, Tennessee Division of Forestry, American Chestnut Foundation, DAR Spencer Clack Chapter, Sevierville Mayor Bryan Atchley and Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary R. Wade. The SCES will be presented with their fifth Tree Line USA award, and there will be a reading of the names of individuals with a tree memorial or honorary tree in the past year.
The City of Sevierville Trees/Trails and Beautification Board continues to make efforts to improve urban tree care and benefits to the citizens of Sevierville. For additional information on the board and the Memorial Tree Program, please visit www.seviervilleparksandrec.com.
The Tree City USA program is a national program administered by the Arbor Day Foundation that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America. Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Together the more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to more than 135 million Americans. For additional information on the Tree City USA program or the Arbor Day Foundation, visit www.arborday.org.