The City of Paramount has earned Tree City USA status in 2020. The distinction is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor communities for their commitment to effective urban forest management.
For the second year in a row, the City received the accolade by meeting the Foundation’s four requirements: maintaining a tree board, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“We are honored to be named Tree City USA once again,” said Mayor Peggy Lemons. “Paramount’s commitment to urban forestry empowers our community’s health and commitment to conservation. We thank the Arbor Day Foundation for the acknowledgement.”
Urban forests are dynamic ecosystems that grant critical benefits to people and wildlife. They help reinvigorate neighborhoods, increase property values, clean air and water, reduce home energy consumption costs (especially cooling), provide wildlife habitat, and so much more.
More information on the Tree City USA program is available here. The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.