Howell Township, NJ was named a 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 15th year Howell Township has earned the national designation.
Howell Township achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, and annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
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.
Cleaner air, improved storm water management, energy savings and increased property values and commercial activity are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities.
More information on the program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA .