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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Geneva Named 'Tree City USA' 19 Years & Counting

Downtown Trees

It is no secret Geneva loves its trees. They line the streets, have been incorporated into the City's new welcome signs and serve as the focal point for the City's logo. Geneva also was named a "Tree City USA" community, a tradition that nearly spans two decades.

The Arbor Day Foundation once again recognized Geneva's commitment to effective urban forest management. The City earned the "Tree City USA" distinction by meeting four core standards, including maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and an Arbor Day observance.

This spring, the City will begin its spring planting program that will include more than 60 new parkway trees throughout Geneva.

Helping contribute to the cause, the City of Geneva's Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District Foundation raised almost $25,000 during February's Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser. The money will be used by both groups to plant trees in Geneva's parkways, parks and open space throughout the community.

People interested in a new parkway tree should visit the City's website to learn more about our cost-sharing program.

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