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City of Mamaroneck named Tree City USA for 32nd year

TOWN OF MAMARONECK, NY – A seed planted more than thirty years ago has strong roots in the community today.

The City of Mamaroneck was just named a Tree City USA for the 32nd year by the Arbor Day Foundation, which the city says is a tribute to its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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The city received this recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: (1) maintaining a tree sign or department; (2) having a tree care ordinance; (3) provide an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and (4) organizing an Arbor Day celebration and proclamation.

“Tree City USA communities are seeing firsthand the positive impacts of an urban forest,” Dan Lambe, executive director of the Arbor Day Foundation, wrote in a letter to the city. “The trees planted and cared for by Mamaroneck ensure that future generations will enjoy a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether through volunteerism or public education. “

The city says the Tree City USA designation is the latest recognition of Mamaroneck’s commitment to improving the tree canopy and promoting better air quality.

The Virginia A. McGuire Foundation recently awarded the city $55,000 to plant 110 trees by April 30, 2025. The city completed planting all 110 trees this month, nearly a year ahead of schedule.

“The City of Mamaroneck is actively working to maintain the long-term health and environmental viability of our community,” said City Supervisor Jaine Elkind Eney. “This recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation validates our efforts as we strive to move our city toward carbon neutral status while preserving the beauty and character of our community. With that goal in mind, I am pleased that the city has accepted the grant. ​from the Virginia A. McGuire Foundation which enabled us to plant 110 trees!”