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Front Royal, VA (March 24, 2021) – “Residents of Front Royal should be proud to live in a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation.
“On behalf of Town Council and staff, we are excited that Front Royal has been named a Tree City USA for the past 22 years. Front Royal is determined to be a sustainable community that encourages economic prosperity, a healthy environment, and an equitable society. I thank the Front Royal/Warren County Tree Stewards and the Beautification of Front Royal Committee on lending their expertise and numerous volunteers who share in this recognition.” Mayor Holloway stated.
In addition, Molly O’Liddy with the Virginia Department of Forestry recognized Front Royal’s efforts for meeting all the requirements as a Tree City Town. “We commend all Tree City USA communities for their commitment in bettering the tree canopy of the Commonwealth”.
Town Manager Steven Hicks highlighted that one of the five goals for the annual budget was Goal 3 - Appearance of the Town. “Whether it’s hanging flower baskets on Main Street, landscaping our open spaces and streets, trees play a critical role in not only our personal health and well-being but enriches the Town’s appearance. Citizens should be proud that Town staff is trained to maintain and plant trees ensuring the continuity of the Tree City USA recognition for future generations.”
The Town encourages everyone to join us for an Arbor Day celebration that includes the planting of a tree around the newly completed pavilion located near the Gazebo Area at Main and Chester Streets in Downtown Front Royal on Friday, April 30th at 11:30am.
If any member of the public or press has any further questions, please contact Todd C. Jones, Town Public Information Officer.