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Burbank Celebrates 40th Year as a Tree City USA

For the 40th consecutive year, Burbank has been named a Tree City USA city joining Sacramento as the only other Tree City USA in California.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The National Arbor Day Foundation gives this national honor out in recognition to Burbank’s commitment to its community forest. Larinda Pontes, Deputy Forester, L.A. County Fire Forestry Division made the presentation to Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes and Burbank Park & Recreation Director Judie Wilke during Arbor Day festivities held inside McCambridge Park’s Gym due to outside drizzle.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

After the presentations, the group went outside where, for the 62nd year, a tree ceremonial tree was planted in McCambridge Park.

The Civic Pride Committee has  now headed up the project for the past 20 years,

Tree City USA Brings Its Road Show to Foy Park With Tree Planting Ceremony

Burbank was named 'Tree City USA' for the 35th year in a row, only 2 cities in California hold that title. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Celebrated Arbor Day on Wednesday at Ralph Foy Park on Victory Blvd, with the help of kids from Providencia Elementary School and Burbank’s Mayor, Jess Talamantes along with Deputy Forester Jose Martinez from LA County Fire Departments.

Burbank was presented with a ‘Tree City USA’ flag in which The City of Burbank has received for 35 years in a row, one of only 2 cities in the State of California.