Put-in-Bay recognized as Tree City USA-The Village of Put-in-Bay was recognized as a Tree City USA at the Northwest Ohio award ceremony. This is the eighth time Put-in-Bay has been honored with this nationally recognized award. The awards were presented to the Tree City USA communities by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.
The title of Tree City USA was bestowed on the Village of Put-in-Bay for its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life through a tree management program. The Village of Put-in-Bay Tree Commission works with Stephanie Miller, Regional Urban Forester, of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Urban Forester recommends a community to the Arbor Day Foundation for this standing. In order to achieve the title and the honor, a community must meet four standards: A Tree Ordinance, an active Tree Commission, a comprehensive urban forestry program supported by a minimum of two dollars per capita, and an annual Arbor Day proclamation and public observance. The state of Ohio boasts the greatest number of Tree Cities
in the country with a total of 243.
The Village of Put-in-Bay is the smallest community to participate in this program. Stephanie Miller, Regional Urban Forester, stated, “Ohio is so fortunate to have such amazing communities and dedicated citizens. It’s an honor to review Northwest Ohio’s Tree City USA applications. Keep up the wonderful work. “Members of the Village Tree Commission are Lisa Brohl, Kelly Faris, and Kendra Koehler. Each member is appointed for a three-year term by the Council of the Village of Put-in-Bay and serves without