r By Spanish Fork Councilwoman Stacy Beck
By an official resolution from Mayor Steve Leifson, Spanish Fork Arbor Day 2016 was observed twice this year. On April 27 and April 29, students from Riverview and Larsen elementary schools participated in Arbor Day programs by planting trees in two of the city’s parks as well as having programs at their schools.
Spanish Fork City has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA Community, which are having a tree board, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and an Arbor Day observance. The Wasatch Front Community Area Forester made the Tree City USA Award presentation to Spanish Fork City during a luncheon attended by representatives of Utah cities and towns on April 12. This marks Spanish Fork City’s 17th consecutive year receiving this national recognition.