|Planting trees at 2013 SanTree Fest|
The city of Santee has been named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 12th year Santee has earned the national designation.
The city achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
A representative from the California Department of Forestry and Fire will recognize this honor at future city council meeting.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.More information about Tree City USA can be found atwww.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA