receives Tree City award
November 7, 2008 | HYRUM -- Is your city a tree hugging
city? Hyrum is, and officially has been for five years.
The city completed five years as member of Tree City
USA and received an award Thursday in the City Council
meeting for being a city that pledges to promote trees.
According to the Arbor Day Web site, there are 3,310
communities all across America that participate in the
Tree City program. This program requires that the cities
have a tree board, a tree ordinance, Arbor Day observance
and proclamation and that $2 per capita be spent on
The head of the tree board in Hyrum, Andy Beutler,
presented this information to the city council, along
with the plaque, a flag and several stickers.
"Trees really help to make the community beautiful,"
Mayor Dean Howard expressed his appreciation for his
work on the board that only has two members.
"We appreciate the effort you put into the city as
far as trees go," said Howard. "When somebody wants
to talk about trees, you're the man we refer them to."
There are several other cities in Cache Valley that
are tree cities, including Logan for 23 years, Wellsville
for 20 years and Smithfield for 15.