The entire Portland Oregon area is about as green as it gets, but did you know that West Linn has been an Arbor Day Foundation “Tree City” for over 20 years?
The Arbor Day Foundation actually evaluates cities based on four criteria to determine if they are tree cities. Besides all the obvious natural beauty this adds, you can read about the benefits of becoming a Tree City here: http://www.arborday.org/programs/treeCityUSA/benefits.cfm
According to The Arbor Day Foundation, a tree city is the following:
Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
It’s pretty commendable that West Linn is this committed to being a Tree City and another reason why the entire Portland area is so progressive in eco-friendly living.
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