Sandy a Tree City again

by: marcus hathcock, Mike Haskin presents Sandy Mayor Linda Malone with a

The Oregon Department of Forestry has honored the city of Sandy for being designated a 'Tree City USA' for the third year in a row by the National Arbor Day Foundation. To be designated a 'tree city,' a town must adopt certain tree-friendly policies, allocate funds to a community tree care program and adopt an Arbor Day proclamation, among other criteria.

'We'd like to congratulate the city of Sandy for its third Tree City USA award,' said Mike Haskin of the Department of Forestry at the Monday, April 7, City Council meeting. 'Only 48 Oregon communities achieved that award. We recognized your commitment to tree preservation and tree care.'

The city received various Tree City USA gear, including a large banner, just in time for the city's declared Arbor Week, which runs April 6-12.