Tree Board

ARBOR DAY 2020: Celebrating the month of September!

The City of Rochester Tree Board is celebrating Arbor Day the month of September.  The Board invites the public to take a stroll through the city parks to appreciate the trees.  Visit to learn more about the trees in our parks, how they benefit our community, and how the Tree Board works to protect our trees. 

“Trees are such an important part of what makes Rochester home,” says Eric Biddinger, Tree Board Secretary.  “Aside from beauty, they are also critical in cleaning our air and filtering storm water. We encourage the public to take a minute to really look at the trees around them.”

Rochester has been a Tree City USA since 1999.  Tree City USA is an Arbor Day Foundation program in cooperation with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.  The program celebrates the importance of an urban tree canopy and improve care of these vital trees.  To become a Tree City, communities must have a tree ordinance, a tree board or city forester, celebrate Arbor Day, and budget at least $2 per capita to tree care.  

Media Contacts:    Helen Enyart, Rochester Tree Board Chair, 574-223-3354

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