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Harford County Plants 400 Seedlings in HdG for Arbor Day

The county also planted 130 larger trees.

Volunteers planted 400 seedlings at Chapel Road Park. (Credit: Harford County Government)
Volunteers planted 400 seedlings at Chapel Road Park. (Credit: Harford County Government)
More than 200 people attended a recent celebration at Chapel Road Park in Havre de Grace, where Harford County celebrated being named a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation, according to a statement from the county.

Volunteers planted 400 seedlings and 130 larger trees of various species at the event Friday in Chapel Road Park, which also included displays and exhibits.

"We are excited to be honored once again by the National Arbor Day Foundation with the ‘Tree City USA’ award," Harford County Executive David R. Craig said. This is the eleventh year Harford County has been named a "Tree City USA."

To be designated as a tree city, a jurisdiction must have a tree board or department, tree care ordinance, community forestry program with at least $2 budgeted per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.

More than 3,400 communities have been recognized through the Tree City USA program. Bel Air has been a "Tree City USA" for 22 years, Aberdeen Proving Ground for nine years and Havre de Grace for 13 years.

Last year's Arbor Day celebration in Harford County was in Edgewood. Arbor Day nationally takes place the last Friday in April, though states recognize it at different times based on the best occasion for planting.

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