Roseville named Tree City again
Roseville was once again named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 32nd year, in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management, according to a press release.
Roseville also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement and higher level of tree care.
“Everyone benefits when communities like Roseville make smart investments in urban forests,” said Arbor Day Foundation Founder and Chief Executive John Rosenow, in the release.
The benefits of an urban forest include carbon sequestration, air quality improvement (absorption of gaseous pollutants), energy savings, wildlife habitat, active and passive recreation, reduced storm water run-off, storm water interception, erosion control and the increase of property values.
Roseville currently maintains more than 42,000 trees, including almost 10,000 recently planted native oak trees.
“The cost to replace Roseville’s public trees would be more than $77 million,” said Roseville Urban Forester Michael Neumann, in the release. “The value of the benefits of our urban forest is approximately $3.2 million annually, which equates to $83 per tree or $29 per resident.”