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COL. CITY NAMED TREE CITY USA: Lundquist, Tree Board put in extra work for milestone

April 19, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — Once more, Columbia City has been named a Tree City USA.

This honor is given to cities across the United States by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. There are four core requirements communities must meet to receive this designation.

Columbia City, in part due to the hard work of its tree board, met these requirements.

Ken Lundquist with the Columbia City Tree Board said receiving the Tree City USA title meant a little more work this past year.

“We’re pretty happy about it,” he said. “We were a little bit behind because of the storm that came in in June.”

Besides the tree board, there are other groups that help the city’s forestry efforts. The electric department assists in removal, and the park department is also helpful. In celebrating the city reaching this milestone, Mayor Ryan Daniel lauded the efforts of all of these groups.

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