"Hendersonville will be one of the 54 cities and towns in North Carolina and one of 2,500 in the nation to receive this recognition," said Bill Leatherwood, Henderson County Ranger for the N.C.
Tree City awards are presented annually by the N.C. Division of Forest Resources
on behalf of the National Arbor Day Foundation
to cities and towns that develop comprehensive urban forestry programs.
"Tree City USA began as a 1976 Bicentennial project cosponsored by the National Association
of State Foresters and USDA-Forest Service.The National League of Cities
and the U.S. Conference of Mayors are now cosponsors as well," Leatherwood
"Support of the program has been demonstrated by the mayor, officials, citizens and the crews who maintain the trees in Hendersonville