For the 18th year in a row, the City of Rowlett has once again been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation!
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
More than 3,600 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. The City of Rowlett has achieved 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.
The benefits trees bring to urban environments are endless — and by earning Tree City USA recognition, our community can experience them firsthand.
Congratulations and a big THANK YOU to the Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department for their ongoing dedication to maintaining the natural beauty of our community and enhancing our quality of life!