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Sweet Home named Tree City for 30th year in a row


May 2, 2017

CITY EMPLOYEES James Brown and Miguel Garcia plant a live oak tree on the grounds at Foster School Thursday, April 27, as first-grade teacher Mary Cascio’s students watch. They all got to shovel dirt onto the tree, which got a good watering from a steady drizzle.

This year is the 30th in a row in which the City of Sweet Home has been honored with Tree City status.

Lena Tucker, Oregon Department of Forestry Private Forests Division chief, presented an award commemorating the achievement to the City Council during its regular meeting on April 25.

“On behalf of the Arbor Day Foundation and our Oregon State Forester Peter Daugherty, I am pleased to present your 30-year Tree City USA Award,” Tucker said.

“I am here tonight to congratulate Sweet Home as being recognized as a Tree City USA for your tree-related activities in 2016. This is an acco...

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