The City of Whitewater celebrated 25 years as a member of Tree City USA on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
City Manager Cameron Clapper read a proclamation of the Arbor Day Celebration to commemorate the planting of a new Red Oak. City streets staff planted the tree near the playground and Senior Center building at Starin Park.
Olivia Witthun, Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, was in attendance to present the 25th Tree City Award to city staff. She discussed the positive environmental, economic and social benefits trees in the urban forest have for communities. The Red Oak tree planted will provide many years of these benefits to Starin Park and the community.
Citizens can view the video of the proclamation on the city’s Facebook page.
City staff encourages citizens to reach out to the Department of Public Works for questions relating to terraces, parks or private trees in the City.
Department of Public Works