Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Saline - Tree City USA

Did you know that Saline is a participant in Tree City USA? Do you know what Tree City USA is? (Original article by Vance Shutes). Let’s take a look at that today.

Tree City USA is a designation given by the national Arbor Day foundation. Saline has been a part of Tree City USA for six years (since 2004). It’s even noted on the street signs as you approach Saline!

In order to qualify for Tree City USA status, a city must meet four standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program. It is important to note that they were also designed so that no community would be excluded because of size.

1. A Tree Board or Department
2. A Tree Care Ordinance
3. A Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
4. An Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation

Arbor Day in Michigan is the last Friday of April.

Our state tree, the Eastern White Pine, is more prevalent in northern Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that Saline is without the State tree. I recall my daughter receiving a White Pine seedling on one Arbor Day during her elementary school days. That tree is now approaching 10’ tall in my back yard. So the Arbor Day Foundation efforts have definitely had an effect on the Saline community.

Take a look along the sides of the roads approaching Saline and see if you spot the Tree City USA signs. Saline – Tree City USA.

If you’re looking to do anything with Saline real estate and become a part of Tree City USA, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of my experience in the Saline market. I’d be happy to meet with you! Just give me a call at (734) 476-2063, or send an e-mail, “Vance (at) SalineMichiganRealEstate (dot) com”.

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