The Arbor Day Foundation has named Wicomico County as a 2020 Tree City USA in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.to effective urban forest management.
The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees.
According to a County press release:
There were four requirements to be considered in the program of which Wicomico County met. The County has a tree board, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Communities worldwide are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, energy use and protection from extreme heat and flooding. Wicomico County has demonstrated a commitment to effective urban forest management and doing its part to help address these challenges for Wicomico County residents now and in the future.