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Joliet recognized as 'Tree City USA'

Crews from The Fields nursery plant a tree on Hennepin Drive on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Joliet, Ill.
Crews from The Fields nursery plant a tree on Hennepin Drive on Friday, July 3, 2015, in Joliet, Ill.

Joliet has been named a Tree City USA for the 28th consecutive year.

The city announced it had received the designation from the Arbor Day Foundation, which recognizes cities for effective urban forest management.

The Arbor Day Foundation requires that Tree City USA members have the following: a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita; and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

For information, visit arborday.org.

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