The annual City of Sevierville Arbor Day and Tree City Celebrations are scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2019. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the new Sevierville Fire Headquarters, 1162 Dolly Parton Parkway.
This will be the 35th consecutive year that Sevierville has been recognized as a Tree City USA. The ceremony will include speakers and presentations from the Sevierville Intermediate School BETA Club students, Tennessee Division of Forestry, and Sevierville Alderman Devin Koester. There will be a reading of the names of individuals with a tree memorial or honorary tree in the past year. A reception will follow at Fire Headquarters. Students from the Sevierville Intermediate School will help with speaker introductions.
The Sevierville Fire Department Firewise program will be presented by local students, and the Sevier County Electric System will receive a Tree Line USA Award.
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.