Westfield, IN- The city of Westfield has been named a Tree City for a ninth year by the Arbor Day Foundation.
“We are thrilled to once again be recognized for our commitment to conservation and maintenance of our community’s public trees,” Parks Director Melody Jones said.
“Trees enhance our community’s quality of life, impact our environment in important ways and make Westfield a more desirable place to live and visit.”
Tree Cities are designated by the Arbor Day Foundation based on four criteria: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
This year’s Arbor Day celebration will take place at Asa Bales Park on Saturday April 23rd.
At the event, Westfield’s parks department will give away 500 seedlings on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. Selections will include Bur Oak, Flowering Dogwood, Norway Spruce, Ohio Buckeye and River Birch.
Asa Bales Park is located at 205 W. Hoover Street. Trees will be distributed in Shelter 1.