City of Largo once again named a Tree City USA®
The City of Largo has been named a 2020 Tree City USA® by the Arbor Day Foundation for its continued commitment to effective urban forest management. This marks the thirty-first year Largo has earned this national honor from the Arbor Day Foundation.
"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees being planted and cared for by Largo are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
If there ever was a time for trees, now is that time. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and protection from extreme heat and flooding. The Arbor Day Foundation recently launched the Time for Trees initiative to address these issues, with unprecedented goals of planting 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspiring 5 million tree planters by 2022. With Tree City USA recognition, Largo has demonstrated a commitment to effective urban forest management and doing its part to help address these challenges for Largo residents now and in the future.
More information about Tree City USA is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.