Goleta also received the Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program.
“We are extremely pleased that the Arbor Day Foundation named Goleta a Tree City USA again,” City Manager Dan Singer said. “Trees are an important element of our community, and we are grateful to once again be recognized for maintaining our valued resources.”
“Communities that are honored with a Tree City USA designation and a Growth Award make a strong commitment to planting and caring for trees, and we applaud their efforts,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “We also commend a community’s elected officials, volunteers and its citizens for providing needed care for its trees. They recognize that trees provide numerous environmental, economical and health benefits for the community every day.”
— Valerie Kushnerov is a public information officer for the City of Goleta.