For the 31st year in a row, the City of Parkville was named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Parkville is one of only 15 communities in Missouri that has been named as Tree City USA for 31 years or more.
The City achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements:
• A tree board or department;
• A tree care ordinance;
• An annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and
• Arbor Day observance and proclamation
The City will host a public Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 30th at 12:00 p.m. near Friends Shelter in Platte Landing Park. The event will include a proclamation read by Mayor Johnston celebrating “Arbor Day in Parkville” to mark the 31st year that Parkville has been named a Tree City USA. A tree will be planted near the shelter to commemorate the event.
Mayor Johnston stated, “It is an honor to serve for a community that places such high regard on the importance of trees and parks. We join the Arbor Day Foundation in celebrating this special day.”
For more information about the event, contact the City of Parkville at (816) 741-7676.