GLENCOE – The Village of Glencoe has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 32nd consecutive year. This distinction reflects the Village’s strong commitment to urban forest management.
“Having been with the Public Works Department since before the Village was first declared a Tree City USA, I have literally seen the Village’s urban forestry program cultivate into what it is today,” said John Houde, Village Arborist. “While Tree City USA recognitions are earned and awarded on an annual basis, I am proud of the lasting legacy our program will have on the Glencoe community for decades to come.”
To maintain this status, the Village had to meet the following program requirements (1) a tree board or department, (2) a tree-care ordinance, (3) an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capital and (4) an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. In line with maintaining this status, residents are invited to join the Village in celebrating Arbor Day 2017, on Friday, April 28 at West School. Time and details to follow.
Submitted by the Village of Glencoe