East Windsor Receives Tree City USA Community Designation and Tree City Growth Award

April 12, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov announced that East Windsor Township has been named a 2020 Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to community forestry.  East Windsor, for the 21st year, has earned this recognition by meeting the four standards set by the Arbor Day Foundation:  having a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

East Windsor Township also has been awarded a Tree City USA Growth Award for 2020, a recognition awarded to communities that “demonstrate higher levels of tree care and community engagement.”  The Growth Award recognizes Tree City USA municipalities that achieve major milestones and annual activities that build upon their Tree City USA designation and combine to build sustainable community forestry programs over the long term.

Mayor Mironov stated “trees are a vital component of our community that provide long term environmental and economic benefits.  Trees help clean the air, conserve soil and water, moderate temperature and bring the beauty of nature into our daily lives.”  Mayor Mironov continued, “East Windsor Township remains committed to a healthy community environment, and we are proud of our long term 21 year designation as a Tree City USA community.  Significantly, East Windsor has earned the prestigious Tree City Growth Award in recognition of our efforts toward a long term sustainable future and the dedication of East Windsor’s elected officials, staff and citizens who work to grow and enhance our forestry and preserve our environment.”

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.  The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.