Ohio Top "Tree City" State

Ohio Top “Tree City” State

by Emily Baird on April 11, 2010

Ohio holds the title of "Tree City" USA State for the 29th time, thanks to many environmentally-bound planters.

249 communities have participated, putting about 40 thousand trees in the ground, upkeeping plants, and landscaping.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says people have seen increased benefits from this planting, such as more absorption of storm water and not as much noise.

The "Tree City" program began back in 1976.