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City of Gladbrook: Tree City USA Recipient

April 11, 2014
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The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Forestry Bureau are proud to announce that the City of Gladbrook has received the 2013 Tree City USA Growth Award at the 24th Annual Urban Forestry Awards Luncheon, held at the Stoney Creek Inn on April 3, 2014. State Forester Paul Tauke commented, “The Tree City USA Growth award is a symbol for communities who have made a commitment to the management of public trees.” The city of Gladbrook 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. Gladbrook was one of 16 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA Growth status. To receive the award a city must meet four minimum requirements in the following categories: 1) Education and Public Relations, 2) Partnerships, 3) Planning and Management, and 4) Tree Planting and Maintenance.

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Pictured are (l-r) Chuck Gipp, Director, Iowa DNR, John and Pat Clausen, representing Gladbrook Trees Forever, and Paul Tauke, State Forester at the 24th Annual Urban Forestry Awards luncheon.



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