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Lebanon Recreation, Arts, and Parks

Posted on: April 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Arbor Day Ceremony and Tree City USA Award

Arbor Day Ceremony

Lebanon, New Hampshire was recently named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Lebanon achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

"Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community firsthand," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation."

The trees being planted and cared for by Lebanon are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy to a better quality of life. Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education."

If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. 

Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use, and protection from extreme heat and flooding. The Arbor Day Foundation recently launched the Time for Trees initiative to address these issues, with unprecedented goals of planting 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspiring 5 million tree planters by 2022. With Tree City USA recognition, Lebanon has demonstrated a commitment to effective urban forest management and doing its part to help address these challenges for Lebanon residents now and in the future. 

More information on the program is available at

2021 Virtual Arbor Day Ceremony

This year, please join Lebanon Recreation, Arts, and Parks for a special virtual Arbor Day celebration that will be live-streamed on Facebook at 12:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021, from the Smith Field Playground in West Lebanon. The ceremony will include the reading of an Arbor Day proclamation. Three new trees will be planted this year which include two Autumn Blaze trees and one Shade Locust tree. We want to thank the Canillas Community Garden Club for donating to the tree planting event. Please check back for additional information on when the tree planting will take place.

If you have questions about this event, please contact the Lebanon Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department

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