Tree City USA

Removing dead trees part of Tree City USA

November 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

One of the responsibilities of being designated a “Tree City USA” is to remove dead and/or decaying parkway trees that pose a threat to life, limb, and property. This 100+ year-old Maple tree at 175 Courtland Street was one such tree. Standing next to the tree, to give perspective to its almost 6’ diameter is Squire Reporter Nancy Hill. Behind the huge segment of [...]

City to welcome new (born) residents with free tree

April 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

By BETH ALTENA Rockford City Manager Michael Young shows off one of the City’s new Arbor Day National Tree City sign. The City of Rockford has just received approval of their designation as a National Arbor Day Tree City and will celebrate with a gift of a tree in their honor to newborns who reside within city limits. “We have always had a tree planting program where [...]

Rockford returns to roots as Tree City

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

William Thornton would be proud of Rockford today. In 1856 the civil engineer was given the job of platting the Village of Laphamville and Thornton made sure the village, which would one day become Rockford, had lots of trees. On Friday, April 30, Rockford took the final step in a process that will qualify the town as a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA. Valley [...]