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Alpine Tree City and Growth Award -
You have probably driven past our Tree City USA signs on Hillside Avenue and Closter Dock Road, or seen a plaque in Borough Hall, but do you know what it means to Alpine?

Tree City USA is a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation along with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. The Tree City USA program supplies direction, assistance, and recognition to its member towns and cities. To qualify as a Tree City USA community, the town must meet 4 standards. It must have 1) a tree board or department, 2) a tree care ordinance, 3) a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and 4) an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Alpine has been a member of Tree City USA since April 2001 and has been a Growth Award recipient since April 2008. Growth Awards are awarded to towns by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. Alpine received its awards for communications via publications, tree ordinance revisions, Landmark Tree designations, and other activities and programs such as development of our website, Alpine’s
Church Street Green, and continuing education for our Environmental Commission members.

You can learn more about Tree City USA by visiting their website at:
arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA

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