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Tree planting prelude to trail cleanup day
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The city of McMinnville has once again been honored with the distinction of being in the Tree City USA program. This is the 13th year for the recognition.Tree City USA is a national program offered by the Arbor Day Foundation that provides 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.McMinnville officials honored Arbor Day by planting a Cleveland Pear tree at Ramsey Park.