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Sevierville Named Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation

Posted 03-03-24.

Last month, the City of Sevierville was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Sevierville will celebrate their thirty-ninth Arbor Day on May 12, 2023, at Sevierville Middle School beginning at 12:00 p.m. The event will include the planting of a tree honoring all of the students and faculty that have attended the school. More event details will be available at a later date.

The following information regarding Sevierville’s Tree City USA award is provided by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Sevierville was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Sevierville achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual urban forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
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.
“Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “The trees being planted and cared for by Sevierville 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 ever there 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 extreme heat and flooding. Sevierville is doing its part to address these challenges for residents both now and in the future.