Aurora, Illinois - Heritage Tree Recognition Program

­What a wonderful idea!­ :) :) :)

Do you have a tree you would like to nominate­

Aurora, IL Heritage Tree Recognition Program - Has started a­new program to enhance tree preservation efforts and awareness of the benefits of trees.­

Through the National Historic Tree Registry, Aurora's new Heritage Tree Recognition Program will recognize those trees that add to the value, aesthetics and character of Aurora neighborhoods.­

To be considered for recognition as a Heritage Tree, a tree must be at least 50 years old and meet minimum size requirements. In addition, the tree must have some other significance.­

Nominations should include the location of the tree, photos, and any additional information relating to the tree's significance, for example, historical documentation or a written history of the tree.

Deadline for nominations is­ Saturday, August 1, 2015.

For more info, read the article below!­ :) Monica

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NEWS RELEASE
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Contact:
Bill Chinetti | Aurora Tree Board
bchinetti@arborlegacy.com
AURORA TREE BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW­
HERITAGE TREE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

(Aurora, Ill) - In an effort to enhance tree preservation efforts and awareness of the benefits of trees, the City of Aurora's Tree Board has adopted a voluntary program to recognize and honor our community's significant trees.

Through the National Historic Tree Registry, Aurora's new Heritage Tree Recognition Program will recognize those trees that add to the value, aesthetics and character of Aurora neighborhoods.

To be considered for recognition as a Heritage Tree, a tree must be at least 50 years old and meet minimum size requirements. In addition, the tree must have some other significance, for example: trees listed on state or national registries, trees associated with an historic event or person, trees planted for Arbor Day or in memory of an individual or event, trees that provide a unique habitat for wildlife, trees of a unique or rare species, or simply trees or groves of trees with incomparable aesthetic qualities.

Trees can be nominated by individuals and/or groups by emailing Mr. Bill Chinetti, member of the Aurora Tree Board, at­
bchinetti@arborlegacy.com


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Nominations should include the location of the tree, photos, and any additional information relating to the tree's significance, for example, historical documentation or a written history of the tree. Deadline for nominations is­Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Trees selected for honors will receive a letter and certificate, will be entered into the registry, and will be added to the City's Geographic Information System to help protect them from changes in infrastructure, construction and property ownership. However, the program is voluntary and non-binding, and there are no additional requirements for the preservation of trees on the registry.

All nominations will be evaluated by the Tree Board in the fall.­ Trees recommended for the Heritage Tree Registry will be recognized during Arbor Day events in April 2016.
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For more information on the Tree Board,­click here.

ABOUT THE CITY OF AURORA
Located 35 miles west of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of 200,456.­ Aurora is known as the "City of Lights" because it was one of the first in the nation to illuminate its streets with electric lights.­ Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties.­ Aurora also is home to six public school districts and seven townships.­ For the latest news, access to an archive of past news releases or to follow the city on Facebook or Twitter, visit the city's website at www.aurora-il.org.

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Monica Mancano

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