Farmingville, NY – At the May 11 Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board were presented with a flag from the Arbor Day Foundation that designates the Town of Brookhaven as a “Tree City USA”. This is the second consecutive year that the Town has received the award as a result of the Supervisor’s “Greening Brookhaven” initiative to plant 10,000 trees by 2020.
The Tree City USA program was established in 1976 as a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. Tree City USA status is achieved by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
Pictured left to right are Councilwoman Valerie M. Cartright, Councilman Kevin LaValle, Councilwoman Jane Bonner, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Town Clerk Donna Lent, New York State DEC Supervising Forester John D. Wernet, Councilman Dan Panico, Councilman Michael Loguercio and Councilman Neil Foley.
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