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Sen. Eddie Fields and Jim Sindelar of Ponca City join Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese, First Gentleman Wade Christensen and State Forester George Geissler in planting a tree on the Governor's Mansion lawn to celebrate Arbor Day.

Ponca City Earns Tree City 2013

Reasons to Become a Tree City


Becoming a Tree City:

  1. Encourages better care of community forests.
  2. Touches the lives of people within the community who benefit daily from cleaner air, shadier streets, and aesthetic beauty that healthy, well-managed urban forests provide.
  3. Recognizes and rewards communities for annual advancements in urban forestry practices.
  4. Increases public awareness of the many social, economical and environmental benefits urban forestry practices.
  5. Provides education to improve current urban forestry practices.
  6. Builds cooperation between public and private sectors to effectively manage urban forests.
  7. Encourages, supports, and strengthens effective urban forestry programs in diverse communities nationwide.
  8. Can make a strong contribution to a community’s pride.
  9. Serves as a blueprint for planting and maintaining a community’s trees.
  10. Puts people in touch with other communities and resources that can help them improve their program.
  11. Brings solid benefits to a community such as helping to gain financial support for tree projects and contributing to safer and healthier urban forests.
  12. Helps present the kind of image that most citizens want to have for the place they live or conduct business.
  13. Tells visitors, through signage, that here is a community that cares about its environment.
  14. Sometimes gives preference over other communities when allocations of grant money are made for trees or forestry programs.
  15. Provides a way to reach large numbers of people with information about tree care.

516 E. Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601
PO Box 1450, Ponca City, OK 74602
Ph. (580) 767-0339
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