2010 Year in Review: Hunter joins Tree City USA (5 Aug 10)
January 6, 2011
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.
"It's more than an honor to be a member of this program," said Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander. "It's a commitment."
Fort Stewart held an official 2009 Arbor Day tree-planting celebration on Dec. 10 and read a public proclamation supporting the program at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. That event paved the way for Fort Stewart and Hunter to become members of Tree City USA.
Other requirements for membership included, a "tree board or department; a tree-care ordinance and a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita."
"This urban-forest program recognizes deserving communities that maintain the quality of their land," said Jeff Mangun, Fort Stewart-Hunter Forestry Branch chief.
"We are committed to taking care of our land and preserving our environment," said Lt. Col. Aguilar. "We have the largest green space in Savannah and we provide funds in our budget to maintain it."