The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources – Forestry Bureau have announced that the City of Decorah has received the 2010 Tree City USA award.
The City of Decorah was one of 88 Iowa communities to qualify for Tree City USA status. To receive the award a city must have either a city forester or an active city tree board; must have a tree ordinance; and must annually spend at least $2 per capita for its community forestry program.
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."
This is the eighth year Decorah has qualified for the award.