Since 2008 the City of Pflugerville has been recognized as a member of Tree City USA, an honorable designation which is the result of the City of Pflugerville’s efforts to cultivate a community and culture supportive of tree infrastructure. Pflugerville reached seven consecutive years of recognition as a Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation and National Association of State Foresters in 2014. Pflugerville is a registered Tree City USA for its efforts and commitment to urban forestry.
Tree care information:
http://www.treesaregood.com | http://www.isa-arbor.com
Four standards were met to receive the Tree City USA recognition established by the Arbor Day Foundation and National Association of State Foresters:
1. Tree Board or department (which is part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission).
2. Tree care ordinance.
3. Community forestry program with budget of at least $2 per capita.
4. An Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
Trees reduce erosion of topsoil, cut heating and cooling costs, clean the air, produce oxygen, store carbon, provide food, timber and fuel, provide habitat for wildlife, increase property values and enhance the economic vitality of business areas in the community. To further education of the importance of trees and tree care, the City of Pflugerville welcomed third graders from Timmerman, Brookhollow and Windermere to the Arbor Day Nature Fest at Pfluger Park on March 30 where students investigated organisms in stream water and learned about trees!
Need Tips planting a tree?
Several are offered by the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) and on the City's landscape rebate Drop by Drop page. Consider planting a drop by drop garden using native shrubbery and trees and you could qualify for up to $500 in rebates.
Always call before you dig - 811 to make sure you don't hit any underground utilities.
You help your city by planting a tree, giving extra water to an existing tree, and taking a moment to recognize the beauty of the trees we have in Pflugerville.
More information on the National Arbor Day Foundation and Tree City Certification.