Orange County

Orange County named ‘Tree City USA’ this year

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The National Arbor Day Foundation awarded Orange County with an award on Friday.


The county was named Tree City USA for the 16th year in honor of the state’s Arbor Day, according to a release. The Tree City USA program recognizes tree-planting efforts.

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“Trees provide effective and low-cost solutions to many urban challenges, including reducing pollution, removing carbon dioxide from the air, and reducing energy costs for homeowners,” said Mayor Jerry Demings.

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Last year, Orange County planted more than 2,500 trees and gave 1,000 trees to homeowners.

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