Brookfield named Tree City USA for 43rd consecutive year

The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that the Village of Brookfield, for the 43rd consecutive year, has been named a Tree City USA community for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The Village achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: maintaining a tree board or department, having a tree care ordinance, dedicating an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and hosting an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Village President Michael Garvey read the proclamation during the April 22 meeting of the Village Board, and Village Forester Victor Janusz will preside over an Arbor Day tree-planting event on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.  outside S.E. Gross Middle School, 3524 Maple Ave. Janusz will be joined by sixth graders from the school in planting a tree in the parkway along the south side of Broadway Avenue, opposite the school's gymnasium (see image below). The public is welcome to attend.

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At the event, you can pick up an oak tree sapling, which you can plant at home, courtesy of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.

More information about Tree City USA is available on the Arbor Day Foundation website.