New Hope Proclaims May as Arbor Month

New Hope Proclaims May as Arbor Month
Posted on 05/02/2021
On April 15, the New Hope City Council proclaimed the month of May as Arbor Month in the city of New Hope. The proclamation states, “Trees are a most valuable resource in the state of Minnesota as well as the city of New Hope - purifying air and water, helping conserve soil, serving as recreational settings, providing habitat for wildlife, and enriching lives of residents in many important ways.” The proclamation also noted that trees are a threatened resource. ”Pollutants, tree diseases, drought and urban development have damaged and continue to threaten trees, creating the need for concerted action to ensure the future of urban forests in this community and the state.”

New Hope has been designated a Tree City USA for each of the last 23 years and understands the value of trees in our community. The city is dedicated to protecting, managing and maintaining the city’s urban forest. This is completed through inventory, disease control and inspection of trees in the public right-of-way. City owned trees, which are trees growing along the streets, in parks and on municipal properties, are maintained by both city staff and the city’s hired contractor. The city also requires all new development to be reviewed by the city forester to ensure that the tree replacement policy is being followed and appropriate trees are being planted.

Tree concerns can be reported to the New Hope Forester at 763.592.6763 or via the city’s online reporting system at newhopemn.gov/reportanissue.