Arbor Month 2020

New Hope Proclaims May to be Arbor Month
Posted on 04/24/2020
On April 13, the New Hope City Council proclaimed the month of May to be Arbor Month in the city of New Hope. The proclamation stated “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.”

The city of New Hope understands the value of trees in our community and will continue to proactively address the Emerald Ash Borer threat by removing ash trees on public property that are in poor health and replacing them with a variety of species. New Hope has been a Tree City USA community for each of the last 22 years.