The city of Saginaw has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City, USA.

This year marks the 14th year that Saginaw has received this award, joining more than 3,400 other communities around the country. The designation is given to a community which has a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an annual Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

Saginaw officials say the trees planted and cared for by the city are ensuring following generations will enjoy a better quality of life and participation in the program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.

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