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After sustaining its Tree Metropolis USA standing for greater than three a long time, the Cullman Metropolis Tree Fee has set its sights on acquiring the subsequent degree of recognition with the Tree Metropolis Development Award.

The Development Award is designed to encourage cities to create aims and develop concepts to attain greater ranges of tree care and group engagement. With an emphasis on revolutionary programming and group engagement, factors are awarded to cities for notable milestones and yearly actions which construct long run sustainable group forestry.

Whereas many cities in Alabama maintain the Tree Metropolis USA title, Govt Assistant of the Workplace of Mayor Woody Jacobs, Leanna Harden West, stated that solely 5 of these have obtained the expansion award.

“Only a few cities in Alabama obtain the expansion award so it might be one thing particular,” West stated throughout Tuesday morning’s Tree Fee assembly.

The fee would wish to earn a minimal of ten factors annually to acquire the award.

Two of those factors had been earned when Chairperson Rachel Dawsey welcomed B.J. Morgan because the fee’s latest board member.

“I’ve all the time admired [Morgan’s] information of the pure world and [her] appreciation for it,” Dawsey stated.

Morgan addressed her fellow board members about the potential of making a social media presence for the fee that will encourage lively discussions on timber, and permit for the group to share their favourite reminiscences of timber.

With Morgan filling the fifth seat of the seven member board, discussions had been held about filling the 2 vacant spots. Dawsey talked about that folks have been contacted, however can be planning to method members of the Grasp Gardeners group to gauge curiosity about serving on the board.

The board additionally heard the report from Cullman Metropolis Arborist Charles Chandler who stated {that a} sycamore tree was topped, together with two different timber having lately been eliminated.

The Cullman Metropolis Tree Fee meets the third Tuesday of each even numbered month at 10 a.m. within the Cullman Metropolis Corridor Municipal Auditorium.

Patrick Camp will be reached at 256-734-2131 ext. 238

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