Have you ever been to Bexley, OH? It’s a suburb of Columbus and home to just over 13,000 residents. In fact, there are more trees than residents in Bexley (over 14,000), and those trees are comprised of over 130 different species.
What makes Bexley so special? It’s “the first city in the United States to successfully obtain arboretum accreditation.” The Morton Register of Arboreta awarded the accreditation, which recognizes the city’s 25-year participation in the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program.
That’s some dedication to the urban forest!
Click here to read more about Bexley and its status as a Level II Accredited Arboretum. What do you think? Would your city qualify as an arboretum?