City Parks Department Wins Urban and Community Forestry Grant for Tree Inventory and Management


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The City of Jamestown

On Arbor Day, the City of Jamestown was awarded a $31,000 grant from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to establish a new Tree Inventory and Management Plan. The City was awarded alongside 63 other projects in New York.

Parks Manager Dan Stone said, “The funding received will allow the City to take stock of our tree inventory and create a management plan to ensure the healthy life of our canopy in the City. Jamestown is proud of its heritage as one of the longest running Tree City USAs in the state and this will continue to support the work of our world-class trees program.”

Mayor Eddie Sundquist released the following statement on the deal, “I am proud of our Parks Department staff in putting this application in and being awarded by the state. Jamestown is a beautiful city in large part because of our trees, and the funds awarded will help us get the data needed to maintain them.

Jamestown has been named a Tree City USA for 40 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation, the 2nd longest tenured Tree City in the State.