Colton, Calif. — (May 2021) — Arbor Day Foundation Names the City of Colton Tree City USA, in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. 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. City of Colton 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 an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Colton make smart investments in urban forests,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.”
“Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits,” says Mayor, Frank J. Navarro.
Trees are assets to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits. City of Colton has planted over 500 in the last two years in addition to the 400 trees residents have planted. More information on the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCityUSA..
City of Colton
Environmental Conservation Supervisor