Grove City was named a Tree City USA community for the 26th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Tree City USA award recognizes more than 3,500 communities nationwide, with a combined population of 150 million that 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 the 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 the EcoFest and throughout the City. For 2019, the focus is pruning trees in Grove City parks and keeping our tree canopy healthy.

“Our 26th consecutive year named a Tree City USA designation is truly a point of pride for our community,” said Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage. “We thank the many volunteers, residents and staff who help keep our community green.”

This marks Ohio’s 39th 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.