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Bull City Wins Acclaim For Trees

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DURHAM, N.C. — The

city of Durham

has been named a Tree City USA for the 20th consecutive year, making it the largest city in North Carolina to win the award.

"Tree City USA recognition from the National ArborDay Foundation and the N.C. Division of Forest Resources is a symbol of howimportant our community trees and our environment are to us," MayorBill Bell said.

The National Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit education organizationthat helps people plant and care for trees.

Communities receive Tree City USA designation upon recommendation by stateforesters, who co-sponsor the USDA Forest Service.

Durham was named a Tree City USA because it has a tree ordinance, acomprehensive urban forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.

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