Conway Designated for 37th Consecutive Year as Tree City USA
CONWAY DESIGNATED FOR 37TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS TREE CITY USA
CONWAY, SC (August 8, 2022) - Recently at a Conway City Council meeting, the City received its designation as a Tree City USA presented by Lois Edwards from the South Carolina Forestry Commission.
The Tree City USA Program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forestry Service. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. In 2021, the City of Conway applied for continued designation as a Tree City USA. Staff was recently notified that our designation was approved for the 37th consecutive year.
Last year’s tree-based activities included two tree give-a-ways in which more than 1,200 trees were given to residents, donated by Clemson Extension and the PowerPlant program, an Arbor day event, installation of an experiment in pervious pavement around tree wells on Laurel St, tree plantings around the Sports and Recreation center, staff trainings on healthy pruning practices, and dozens of on-site reviews as requested by citizens for advice on how to keep our community’s trees healthy.