Grove City, Ohio, was named a Tree City USA community for the 24th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Tree City USA award recognizes more than 3,400 communities nationwide, with a combined population of 140 million, that prioritize and meet tree conservation goals as part of their community forestry program.

Grove City is committed to maintaining this designation, recognizing that trees are assets to its community, improving the visual appeal of neighborhoods, increasing property values, reducing home cooling costs, and removing air pollutants among many other benefits.

Each year the Grove City Service Department Urban Forestry staff and Grove City Tree Commission volunteers work to promote comprehensive tree care, tree education and community pride at summer Farmers’ Markets and at the EcoFest. For 2017, the focus is continued community education about urban forestry challenges, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian longhorn beetle. This spring and summer, tree-care classes are available to help residents choose the best tree for their yard and learn how to care for it.

This marks Ohio’s 37th consecutive year as the top Tree City USA state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Forestry.

For information regarding tree care or the Grove City Tree Commission, visit the Urban Forestry page or call the Grove City Service Department at 614-277-1100.