The City of Lancaster strives to maintain and further increase its urban forest, which provides numerous social, economic, and environmental benefits to its residents. The City has maintained its Tree City USA status with the Arbor Day Foundation for nearly 40 years. The core criteria include (1) a tree board or department, (2) a tree care ordinance, (3) a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and (4) an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
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