Hoffman Estates named Tree City USA for 26th consecutive year
For the 26th consecutive year, the National Arbor Day Foundation has named the Village of Hoffman Estates a Tree City USA.
The National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service, sponsors the Tree City USA program. To become a Tree City USA, Hoffman Estates met four standards:
- Have an established tree board or department
- Have a tree care ordinance
- Have a comprehensive community forestry program
- Have an Arbor Day observance
A municipality’s designation as a Tree City community is reflective of the level of stewardship necessary to build greater communities for today and tomorrow, while continuously enhancing the beauty and value of Hoffman Estates property, both public and private.
The Village’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be held Friday, April 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Arbor Day Park (Downing Drive and Sumac Trail). Approximately 100 students from Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School will be assisting Village representatives with the planting of trees. The ceremony is anticipated to last approximately one hour.