CULLMAN TREE CITY USA 30 Consecutive Years

by | Feb 22, 2018 | City News, Cullman City

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CULLMAN TREE CITY USA 30 Consecutive Years

The place to be this morning is in front of Cullman City Hall for the annual Tree City USA Dedication.

Recognized for the 30th straight year the City of Cullman has been named once again by Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA.

This designation honors the City’s commitment to outstanding urban forest management.

Students attending schools in the City of Cullman competed in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

1st Place poster contest winners were:

· Ava Flores (East Elementary)
· Jazmin Conn (West Elementary)
· Addison ‘Addi’ Dyer (Cullman Christian)
· Aubrey Hastings (Sacred Heart)
· Rachel Dueland (St. Paul’s)

Each 1st place winner received a $25 check from the City of Cullman and a Certificate of Participation from the State of Alabama.

2nd Place poster contest winners were:

· Cole Harrison (East Elementary)
· Hilson Cole (West Elementary)
· Mariel Dominguez (Cullman Christian)
· Kambelle Gentry (Sacred Heart)
· Cash Miller (St. Paul’s)

Each 2nd place winner received a $15 check from the City of Cullman.

Also in attendance were:

· Arborist: Darrell Johns
· State Forestry office representative: Albert Mayo
· City Councilmember: Johnny Cook

Tree Commission Members Present:
• Everett Wier (Chairman)
• Peggy Harris
• Nona Moon
• Helen Marie Dahlke (Jan Barnett unable to attend).

We covered this entire event live PLUS chatted with forestry specialist Albert Mayo who works with the Alabama Forestry Commission.

He is intimately familiar with the woodlands of Cullman City and County:

To earn Tree City USA recognition, the City of Cullman had to jump through some required hoops:

(1) Documenting that the city has an official Tree Commission.

It does. The Cullman Tree Commission has seven members meeting at 10 am on the third Tuesday of every even-numbered month at City Hall.

(2) Document a tree care ordinance.

It does. The City of Cullman’s Urban Forestry Ordinance is numbered as #1343.

(3) Document an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita.

The City of Cullman does this. The city’s per capita budget for community forestry is $96.50 per person.

(4) An Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

That was all accomplished today:

√ Mayor Woody Jacobs issuing an Arbor Day proclamation.

√ The Tree Commission, Cullman County Extension Office, and the Alabama Forestry Service conducted a tree sale.

√ An Arbor Day Poster Contest for Cullman city fifth-grade students.

√ Tree City flag-raising ceremony.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

Follow the links for more information on the Arbor Day Foundation, and on the Tree City USA program.

CULLMAN TREE CITY USA 30 Consecutive Years

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CULLMAN TREE CITY USA 30 Consecutive Years

Timothy Collins

Originally from Asheville, NC, Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at and/or (256) 615-8260.

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