Sandy Springs, Ga., April 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The city of Sandy Springs has been recognized as a 2021 ‘World Tree City’ by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food Organization of the United Nations. and farming.

Sandy Springs has been recognized as a Tree City for the third consecutive year. To obtain the designation of Tree Cities of the World, the City demonstrated its commitment by meeting five program standards: establishing responsibility for the maintenance of trees, establishing rules to govern the management of forests and trees, holding update an inventory or assessment of local resource trees, allocate resources for a tree management plan, and hold an annual tree celebration to educate residents.

“This is a huge honor for the town of Sandy Springs,” said Mayor Rusty Paul. “Once again, this recognition is a testament to the city’s legendary canopy, and people often describe Sandy Springs as the city where skyscrapers rise from a forest of serene beauty.”

According to a tree canopy assessment using 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Imagery Program imagery, Sandy Springs is 57% to 60% tree covered.

The Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to planting trees. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. The two organizations came together in 2019 to found Tree Cities of the World. The program is a global effort to recognize cities and towns that are committed to ensuring that their forests and urban trees are properly maintained, sustainably managed and duly celebrated.

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Jason Fornicola
City of Sandy Springs
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