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Harford Recognized For Community Forestry

The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Harford County for commitment to growing trees.

Arbor Day is Friday, and is already in the spirit after receiving a national award in recognition of commitment to community forestry.

For the ninth year in a row, was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community, according to a release from the county.

The award means the county met four criteria by having a tree department, a tree care ordinance, a "comprehensive" community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation, according to the release.

The county was also given the Tree City USA Growth Award.

"The prestigious Growth Award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities," the release states.

On April 6, volunteers planted about 1,200 trees near the Harford Waste Disposal Center in honor of Arbor Day, according to a story on ExploreHarford.com.

“Trees are a vital component of the infrastructure of our communities and provide environmental and economic benefits. We are grateful to be recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for our work in promoting the value of trees to the citizens of Harford County," County Executive said in the release.

How do you feel about the county's commitment to planting trees? Is it too much, too little or just enough? Tell us in the comments section below.

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