Did you know Westbrook is among the oldest Tree Cities in Maine?
In fact, this past Arbor Day (Tuesday, May 20) marked the thirty-first year the Paper City has held that designation, a consecutive run matched only by Farmington and Kennebunk among Maine towns and cities.
According to the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA website, a community is determined to be a Tree City only if it meets the following four requirements: A tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
- John C.L. Morgan