From our mayor's office:
"On Friday, January 30th your Council and I marked the official designation of the Village of Pinecrest as an official Tree City USA - installing a sign so designating us on Ludlam road near Old Cutler Road. The event celebrated the Village of Pinecrest's acceptance into the Tree City USA program, sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation This was not an award as much as a commitment the Village is making to continue to value its trees as an important component of residents' quality of life. Since the Village's founding, we have planted more than 12,000 trees in public spaces including swales, parks and the U.S. 1 median. Most of them were planted during an intensive six-year effort in which we invested $250,000 annually in new plantings."