Farmingville, NY – At the April 28 Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Ed Romaine and the Town Board displayed a flag from the Arbor Day Foundation that designates the Town of Brookhaven as a “Tree City USA”. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Town has received the award as a result of the Supervisor’s “Greening Brookhaven” initiative.
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. For more information about Tree City USA, visit www.ArborDay.org.
Pictured left to right are Councilman Kevin LaValle, Councilwoman Jane Bonner, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Dan Panico, Councilman Neil Foley, Councilman Michael Loguercio and Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich.