Three “Tree City” Awards

The Arbor Day Foundation offers several awards available to municipalities and other organizations related to the management of trees.  At Monday’s meeting of Clinton City Council, Russell Hubright, the Management Chief of the South Carolina Forestry Commission was on hand to present here awards.

Hubright noted that Clinton was the only location in South Carolina presented with all three.  Two were presented to the city of Clinton and one to Presbyterian College.  The awards were:

TREE CITY USA is presented to cities that have met the four core standards of urban tree management:  1) Maintaining a tree board or department, 2) Having a community tree ordinance, 3) Spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and 4) celebrating Arbor Day.

TREE LINE USA recognizes communities whose electric utilities employ the best practices in demonstrating how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of their citizens.

TREE CAMPUS USA was presented to Presbyterian College President Bob Staton during the meeting.  The award is presented to colleges and universities who effectively manage trees and engage students in the process and importance of tree management.

Mayor Bob McLean congratulated both employees and volunteers who assist with efforts to maintain trees within the city and on the campus of PC.