South Carolina Forestry Commission |
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2002
(Columbia,SC) - Thirty-two South Carolina municipalities have been recognized with the Tree City USA award. The award, presented at the annual SC Urban and Community Forestry Conference, recognizes a city’s commitment to managing and preserving its tree resources.
Tree City USA is a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation administered by the SC Forestry Commission. To qualify, a city must establish a municipal Tree Board or department, enact a tree care ordinance, commit at least $2 per capita to tree care, and hold an Arbor Day observance.
Tree City USA recognition was awarded to the following towns and cities:
Aiken, Anderson, Beaufort, Camden, Charleston, Charleston Naval Weapons Station, Charleston Air Force Base, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Columbia, Conway, Darlington, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Hartsville, Hilton Head Island, Iva, Lancaster, Lexington, Manning, McClellanville, Mt. Pleasant, Myrtle Beach, Mullins, Rock Hill, Shaw Air Force Base, Spartanburg, Summerville, Sumter, Tega Cay, and Winnsboro.
Ed Macie, Urban Forestry Specialist with the US Forest Service, presented the awards.