Clive is Tree City USA Award Recipient
The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Bureau are proud to announce that the City of Clive has received the 2013 Tree City USA award 24th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon, held at the Stoney Creek Inn on April 3, 2014.
State Forester Paul Tauke commented, “The Tree City USA award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees.” The City of Clive has provided an outstanding example for other Iowa communities, by enhancing our forest resources and demonstrating the great value of trees in providing multiple benefits for future generations.
Clive was one of 70 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA status. To receive the award a city must meet four minimum requirements:
- Must possess either a city forester or an active tree board or department
- Must have a tree ordinance
- Must annually spend at least $2 per capita for its community forestry program
- Must have an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation