Tree City USA

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Overview

The Tree Board consists of seven members who are appointed by the Council and serves as an advisory body to the Council.  The Tree Board meets on an as needed basis.  The board was created to advise the Council on the preservation, pruning, planting, removal and disposition of all street and park trees, and is responsible for creating and updating an annual Plan for tree care and maintenance. The Board is further responsible for organizing an annual Arbor Day celebration.

Creswell has been newly recognized as a Tree-City USA in 2011.  Public Works is currently working with the City's Tree Board to create a plan for the care, preservation, removal, replanting and disposition of all street and park trees.

Tree City USA Resources

Resource Description
Ordinance No. 468 An Ordinance Providing Regulations for Planting and Protection of Trees within the City of Creswell; and Creating a Tree Board
Oregon Department of Forestry Contains useful information about community and urban forestry, including how to plant and care for trees in your yard or neighborhood, and about programs and technical assistance provided by the Oregon Department of Forestry's Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program
Community Tree Connections Newsletter Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry, this newsletter connects you with the latest resources to help you improve your community forest.
The National Arbor Day Foundation The National Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program. The Arbor Day Foundation website provides some useful information about tree planting and care.

Arbor Day in Creswell

Resolution 2010-26 proclaims April 22 as Arbor Day in Creswell. The City typically celebrates Arbor Day in conjunction with its annual Earth Day Celebration. On Arbor Day in 2011, the City planted trees at Garden Lake Park and received its official designation as a Tree City USA. In 2012, the City planted a Globe Maple in commemoration of the one year anniversary of receiving the award.